VenueBristol Hippodrome
CountyCity of Bristol
From8th July 1999
To8th July 1999
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Pagliacci (Players)

Pagliacci (Players)T01378613061
A short opera first performed in 1892 based on a Harlequin comedy. 'Clowns' - fun, laughter, entertainment, mirth. But offstage? In Leoncavallo's 1892 drama of jealousy and revenge the boundaries between the imaginary world of theatre and the real passions of a troupe of travelling players are broken down with violent results. Canio exacts revenge on his unfaithful wife Nedda and her lover Silvio in the unexpected climax of a play, while their audience realize only gradually the horror unfolding before them. It is an opera of emotional indulgence, from the joyful birdsong that inspires Nedda's 'Stridono lass?' to 'Vesti la giubba', Canio's famous heartrending outburst of self-pity.
Author Ruggiero Leoncavallo (1892)
Lyrics Ruggero Leoncavallo

Archive :: production:T01378613061, opera or operetta:S2046, venue:V856

Production details

Sung in Italian, revival.


Company Welsh National Opera
Lighting Howard Harrison
Design Michael Yeargan
Conductor Julian Smith
Conductor Carlo Rizzi
Performer Dennis O'Neill (Canio)
Performer David Rendall (Canio)
Performer Rosalind Sutherland (Nedda)
Performer Phillip Joll (Tonio)
Performer Peter Sidhom (Tonio)
Performer Philip Lloyd Holtam (Beppe)
Performer David Stephenson (Silvio)

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