The circus performers in Pagliacci grapple with tragedy and question boldly whether they must perform despite heartbreak and ruin.
In The Atlanta Opera’s completely fall 2020 production of Leoncavallo’s verismo classic, audiences enter a dystopian world where artists question their ability to perform, distance separates loved ones, and a play-within-a-play exposes a great betrayal.
The filmed version brings the audience on stage with the performers. Close-ups and intimate vantage points that only cinema can provide will make you feel like you were there in the Big Tent, while you relax at home or on-the-go.
This entirely new production was built for our time and introduces innovative staging elements built for keeping the cast, crew and audience safe during a successful run of 9 performances in October and November of this year.
Featuring The Atlanta Opera Company Players, this production includes performances from Reginald Smith, Jr. (Tonio), Richard Trey Smagur (Canio), Talise Trevigne (Nedda), Megan Marino (Beppe) and Joseph Lattanzi (Silvio).
Performed in Italian with English supertitles
part of the 2020-21 Molly Blank Big Tent Series
support provided by Gramma Fisher Foundation – Howard Hunter
Composer: Ruggero Leoncavallo
Librettist: Ruggero Leoncavallo
Premiere Date: May 21, 1892, Teatro Dal Verme, Milan