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Tango time © Cory Weaver | San Francisco Opera
San Francisco

A Cav & Pag double bill with virtues and flaws at San Francisco Opera

By , 30 September 2018
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Anna Patalong (Nedda) © James Glossop
Paisley

Pagliacci comes to Paisley’s operatic Big Top

By , 26 July 2018
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Carmela Remigio (Nedda) and Fabio Sartori (Canio) © Yasuko Kageyama | Teatro dell’Opera di Roma
Rome

Opera as circus: a controversial Cav & Pag double bill in Rome

By , 05 April 2018
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Roberto Alagna (Canio) in Pagliacci © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Alagna shines as murky Cav and exciting Pag reappear at The Met

By , 08 January 2018
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Elena Zilio (Mamma Lucia) and Byran Hymel (Turiddu) © ROH | Catherine Ashmore
London

Elena Zilio leads the verismo thrills as Cav & Pag return to the Royal Opera

By , 06 January 2018
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Simon Keenlyside (Tonio), Bryan Hymel (Canio), Carmen Giannattasio (Nedda) © ROH | Catherine Ashmore
London

Evil under the sun: Hymel triumphs in Cav and Pag at Covent Garden

By , 02 December 2017
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Peter Auty (Canio) and Elin Pritchard (Nedda) © Tristram Kenton
Leeds

Opera North's Little Greats: jealousy, murder and childhood fantasy

By , 16 September 2017
****1
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Rosario La Spina (Turiddu) and Jacqueline Dark (Santuzza) © Ali Feo
Adelaide

Quality performances of Cav and Pag open State Opera of South Australia’s season

By , 20 April 2017
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Dragana Radakovic (Santuzza), Dominica Matthews (Mamma Lucia) and Diego Torre (Turiddu) © Keith Saunders
Sydney

Joined at the hip: Michieletto's brilliantly interwoven Cav & Pag in Sydney

By , 12 January 2017
****1
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Roberto Frontali (Tonio), Fabio Sartori (Canio) and Erika Grimaldi (Nedda) © Ramella & Giannese | Teatro Regio di Torino
Turin

An orthodox Pagliacci stands alone in Turin

By , 11 January 2017
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Lise Davidsen (Santuzza) © Erik Berg
Oslo

The most wonderful time of the year? A Christmas Cav & Pag in Oslo

By , 17 December 2016
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Inna Dukach (Zemfira) and Stefan Szkafarowsky (Aleko) © Sarah Shatz | New York City Opera
New York City

Aleko and Pagliacci double bill an auspicious start for New York City Opera

By , 08 September 2016
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David Kempster (Tonio) and Gwyn Hughes Jones (Canio) © Bill Cooper
Cardiff

Cav & Pag: a nostalgia trip for Welsh National Opera

By , 29 May 2016
****1
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Benjie del Rosario as Canio (Pagliaccio) © Laurent Compagnon
London

Tragic tears of a clown: Cav and Pag at Hampstead Garden Opera

By , 14 May 2016
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Roberto Alagna (Canio) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

A 50% success rate: McVicar’s take on Cav and Pag at the Met

By , 25 January 2016
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Carmen Giannattasio (Nedda) © ROH | Catherine Ashmore
London

Passion Plays: Michieletto’s interwoven Cavalleria rusticana and Pagliacci

By , 03 December 2015
****1
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Ana María Martínez (Nedda) and Marco Berti (Canio) © Craig T Mathew | LA Opera
Los Angeles

LA Opera goes Hollywood in season opening double bill starring Plácido Domingo

By , 12 September 2015
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Violeta Urmana (Santuzza) and Stefano La Colla (Turiddu) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Milan

Waking Nightmares: Mario Martone's Cav—Pag double bill reprised at La Scala

By , 12 June 2015
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Marcelo Álvarez (Canio) © Cory Weaver | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Darkly intense Cavalleria rusticana and cluttered Pagliacci at the Met

By , 14 April 2015
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Pagliacci © Teatro San Carlo
Naples

In the world of Pagliacci, everybody is a clown

By , 27 May 2014
*****
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Pagliacci © Fernando Marcos
Madrid

Black il Pagliaccio: A Night of Verismo and Zarzuela in Madrid

By , 04 April 2014
***11
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Stephen Powell as Tonio © Cory Weaver 2014
San Diego

San Diego Opera's intriguing Pagliacci vocally lacking

By , 25 January 2014
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Julia Sporsen and Peter Auty in Pagliacci,  ©  Alex Brenner
London

A game of two halves: Cav and Pag at Opera Holland Park

By , 07 June 2013
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©  Erik Berg
Oslo

Easter in Italy: Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci at the Norwegian National Opera

By , 02 March 2013
****1
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I Pagliacci  ©  The Opera Society of Hong Kong
Hong Kong

New Year double bill in Hong Kong: Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci

By , 05 January 2013
***11
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Marcello Giordani (Turiddu) and Franck Ferrari (Alfio) in Cavalleria rusticana,  © Opéra national de Paris/ Mirco Magliocca
Paris

Rustic chivalry and clowns in Paris: Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci

By , 06 May 2012
****1
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Pagliacci: Audun Iversen (Tonio) und Aldo di Toro (Canio) © Oper Graz | Werner Kmetitsch
Graz

Cavalleria rusticana und Pagliacci als szenischer Totalausfall in Graz

By , 29 September 2018
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Cavalleria rusticana © La Monnaie
Brussels

Cavalleria rusticana et Pagliacci à La Monnaie : une réussite musicale et théâtrale

By , 06 March 2018
*****
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Roberto Alagna (Canio) in Pagliacci © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Roberto Alagna beeindruckt in Cavalleria rusticana und Pagliacci an der Met

By , 13 January 2018
***11
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Cavalleria Rusticana © Frédéric Stéphan
Toulon

Giuliano Carella : le sauveur de Cavalleria et Pagliacci à Toulon

By , 09 October 2016
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Anna Netrebko © Dario Acosta
Paris

Gala Anna Netrebko and Friends à Versailles : les russes en Italie

By , 04 July 2015
****1
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Escena de la ópera Pagliacci en el Palacio Euskalduna © E. Moreno Esquibel
Bilbao

Gregory Kunde debuta con Cavalleria rusticana y Pagliacci en Bilbao

By , 01 May 2015
***11
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