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Based on a real story from a newspaper clipping in the late 19th century, Leoncavallo’s Clowns tells the story of a traveling troupe of entertainers who perform for an Italian village. They present a show that becomes increasingly parallel to their actual tumultuous lives—resulting in blurred lines between comedy, tragedy, reality and performance.
“Pagliacci is the quintessential verismo opera. It’s entertaining, dramatic and a fantastic option for a first-time opera-goer.” – Christopher Mattaliano, Stage Director
Performed in Italian with English captions.
Approximately 1 hour, 45 minutes with one intermission.
Maestro George Manahan and General Director Christopher Mattaliano team up to bring Portland Opera’s nostalgic production, set in the 1940s, back to the stage. Renowned Italian tenor Fabio Armiliato makes his Portland Opera debut, joined by soprano Vanessa Isiguen and baritones Will Liverman and Michael Chioldi.
Upcoming Dates & Times
- June 5
- June 7
- June 11
- June 13