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PagliacciNew Production

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Leeds Grand TheatreLeeds, Yorkshire and the Humber, LS1 6NZ, United Kingdom
2017 September 16, 23, 30, October 12, 18, 21 at 19:15
Opera North
Tobias RingborgConductor
Charles EdwardsDirector, Set Designer
Gabrielle DaltonCostume Designer
Elin PritchardSopranoNedda
Peter AutyTenorCanio
Richard BurkhardBaritoneTonio
Joseph ShoveltonVoiceBeppe
Phillip RhodesBaritoneSilvio
Chorus of Opera North
Orchestra of Opera North

This unashamedly over the top masterpiece marks the point in Leoncavallo’s career when his talents as both librettist and composer fully matched each other. In Pagliacci, he carves ‘a bleeding slice of life’ out of the unlikely story of a jealous husband, his unfaithful wife, her young lover, and a troupe of theatrical players. 

It includes some of the most justly famous music ever written for an Italian opera, including the heartbroken Canio’s ‘show must go on’ aria ‘Vesti la giubba’. 

This brand new production is directed and designed by Charles Edwards as the curtainraiser for Opera North’s The Little Greats. 

Peter Auty (Canio) and Elin Pritchard (Nedda) © Tristram Kenton
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