Pagliacci (singing the role of Peppe)

The Episcopal Parish of St. John the Baptist, 6300 SW Nicol Rd, Portland, OR 97223

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Pagliacci, or "Clowns" is a verismo opera with both words and music by Ruggero Leoncavallo. Based on an actual crime, Pagliacci owes its continuing success in part to the composer’s ability to balance humour, romance, and darkly violent moods. It premiered in Milan on May 21, 1892, with the conductor Arturo Toscanini on the podium. The opera’s most-recognizable aria is the leading tenor’s aria “Vesti la giubba,” which occurs midway through the opera.

Pagliacci was the second of the nine operas by Leoncavallo. In a prologue and two acts that span about an hour’s time in performance, it tells the story of an acting troupe led by a jealous man who is ultimately driven to murder his actress wife and her lover.

Cast: Canio - Brennen Guillory, tenor Nedda - Jocelyn Claire Thomas, soprano Tonio - Deac Guidi, bass-baritone Peppe - Scot Crandal, tenor Silvio - Zach Lenox, baritone Pianist - Evan C. Paul

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