Pagliacci (Italian: “Clowns” or “Players”) is one of the nine operas by Leoncavallo and is based on an actual crime from the composer’s childhood. Comprised of a prologue and two acts, Pagliacci spans about approximately 80 minutes without intermission.
Pagliacci is a dramatic tale of love and betrayal, revolving around a commedia del arte troupe. Canio and Nedda are married, and the leads in the troupe along with Tonio and Beppe, however Nedda is secretly having an affair with Silvio.
The jealous husband sings the infamous aria “Vesti la giubba,” which occurs midway through the opera in which he muses upon the challenge of playing a comedic role while his heart is breaking.
Humor, romance, and darkly violent moods… everything one could want in an opera!
Sponsored by: Michele Kidwell Gilbert and Dr Gordon J. Gilbert
This is a limited-seating, socially distanced, and no-intermission event designed for maximum safety and comfort.
Face masks are required at all times while in the building.
For more information on St. Petersburg College’s safety policies, click here.
This program will be performed on the following dates:
Sunday, Jun. 13, 2p
Tuesday, Jun. 15, 8p
Friday, Jun. 18, 8p
Sunday, Jun. 20, 2p
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