The storyline of Pagliacci is unfortunately just as realistic and relevant as when it premiered in 1892. Leoncavallo found his inspiration for the plot in a newspaper crime report, and he wouldn’t have to look too hard to find similar cases of violence against women in a newspaper today. The darker aspects of the story are surrounded by more lighthearted theatrical trappings, but at its core, the opera is less about clowns and more about the dangerous emotions of a jealous, abusive husband.
- Alaina Viau, Director & Production Designer
- Nadia Boucher, Music Director
- Maureen Russell, Costume Designer
- Andrew van Beek, Photographer
- Kijong Wi, Canio
- Morgan Strickland, Nedda
- Peter Bass, Tonio
- Jeff Boyd, Peppe
- Alan MacDonald, Silvio
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Press & Reviews
“...this opera was almost unbelievably powerful, and so well sung and acted—what a performance!”National Capital Opera Society
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