Love, jealousy, hatred and betrayal - no one is safe from the big feelings here: in "Cavalleria rusticana" Turiddu cannot get away from his former lover Lola. Her husband Alfio settles the score with the lover and turns a Sicilian village into the setting for a tragedy. Relationship problems and entanglements also set the pace in "Pagliacci". Jealousy escalates within a travelling troupe of comedians. During the performance of a love drama with a fatal outcome, Nedda's affair with the young farmer Silvio is discovered - and suddenly reality and theatre become blurred before everyone's eyes.