Pagliacci - Michigan Opera Theatre

Overview

Leoncavallo’s tragic tale of the tears of a clown. The audience favorite tells of a clown who becomes embroiled in a fatal love triangle. The first opera ever to be recorded in its entirety, Pagliacci, with its famous “Vesti la giubba” aria, was the first opera to sell a million copies.

Fast Facts

Opera in two acts
Music and libretto by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Premiered 1892 in Milan

This production
Conducted by Stephen Lord
Sung in Italian with English titles
Run time is one hour, 15 minutes

Artists

Diego Torre

Canio

Mark Delavan

Tonio

Marina Costa-Jackson

Nedda

Chris Kenney

Silvio
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Fast Facts

Opera in two acts
Music and libretto by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Premiered 1892 in Milan

This production
Conducted by Stephen Lord
Sung in Italian with English titles
Run time is one hour, 15 minutes