Friday, October 11, 2019 - 7:00 pm
Salt Marsh Opera is proud to present Ruggero Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci this fall! Based on a case of true crime, Pagliacci tells the riveting tale of a man swallowed by feelings of love, betrayal and jealousy. Set in the late 19th century, actor Canio and his wife Nedda lead a band of traveling carnival players across Southern Italy. Canio may play a clown on stage, but when he discovers evidence of his wife’s affair, it’s only a matter of time before his ferocious anger boils to the surface.
Pagliacci has enamored audiences for years with its masterful balance of humor, romance and violence. Sung in Italian with English supertitles, Pagliacci features one of the greatest tenor arias of all time, “Vesti la guibba,” so whether you’re new to opera or a lifelong devotee, you’ll find yourself lost in the music.
Runtime: 2hrs with 1 intermission