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Leoncavallo's Pagliacci

2023sat04nov7:30 pmLeoncavallo's PagliacciPresented by Austin Opera

Leoncavallo Pagliacci | The Long Center


(Saturday) 7:30 pm(GMT-05:00)


Dell Hall

701 W. Riverside Dr.

Event Details

Experience the gripping tale of love and jealousy in Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci, where a traveling troupe of commedia dell’arte brings to life a play mirroring their own secrets and desires. In Pagliacci, composer Ruggero Leoncavallo created not the usual love triangle, but a love quadrangle, with three men all fighting for the love and attention of one woman. Using the classic ‘play within a play’ format, the characters’ real lives act as a mirror to their parts in the play, with tragic consequences. As the on-stage drama melds with real-life passions, the two stories explode in a finale of manipulation, jealousy, violence, and of course, death. This is commedia after all.

Don’t miss Hailey Clark making her role debut as Nedda alongside the ultimate sad-faced and sad-hearted clown Jonathan Burton as Canio. Troublemaker Tonio is sung by Anthony Clark Evans and Nedda’s lover Silvio is sung by tenor Benjamin Taylor both making their Austin Opera debuts.

Austin Opera’s Sarah and Ernest Butler Principal Conductor & Artistic Advisor, Timothy Myers, will conduct this powerful heartbreaker, collaborating with director Tara Faircloth who returns to Austin Opera after her last visit for Rigoletto in 2019. Scenic design is by Laura Fine Hawkes, with lighting design by Kathryn Eader.


What To Expect

  • This is an indoor event.
  • All patrons, regardless of age, require a ticket to attend the performance.
  • Prohibited items include but are not limited to: Outside food or drinks, weapons of any kind including pocket knives, Professional cameras (cameras with detachable lenses), Video cameras, illegal or illicit items of any kind, tents, vending of any kind and soliciting of any kind.
  • Animals and pets are not permitted except for properly identified service animals.

Questions? Email  Austin Opera’s box office. You can also call them at (512) 472-5992 to get your questions answered right away.


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