Pagliacci

High Notes Opera Meets Film
Opera Meets Film: How Passages From ‘La Traviata,’ ‘Pagliacci’ Shape The Tone of ‘Marguerite’
“Opera Meets Film” is a feature dedicated to exploring the way that opera has been employed in cinema. We will select a section or a film in its entirety, highlighting the impact that utilizing the operatic form or sections from an opera can alter our perception of a film that we are viewing. This week’s installment will look at “Marguerite.” Last week, we took a rather big look at the…
Opera Quiz
Opera Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of Opera’s Famous Double Bill ‘Cavalleria Rusticana’ & ‘Pagliacci’
As fate would have it, "Cavalleria Rusticana" and "Pagliacci" are more famously known as "CavPag." The two works both premiered in middle May, two years apart ("Cavalleria Rusticana" premiered on May 17, 1890 and "Pagliacci" arrived in theaters on May 21, 1892) and have become virtually inseparable. A quick look at their corresponding histories shows many uncanny similarities and differences. But how well do you know their histories? Time to…
High Notes Opera Meets Film
Opera Meets Film: A Look At Dreams Through Opera In ‘To Rome With Love’
“Opera Meets Film” is a feature dedicated to exploring the way that opera has been employed in cinema. We will select a section or a film in its entirety, highlighting the impact that utilizing the operatic form or sections from an opera can alter our perception of a film that we are viewing. This week’s installment we will take a look at "To Rome With Love.” "To Rome with Love"…
News
Scottish Opera 2018-19 Season To Feature Thomas Allen, Emma Bell & Adam Smith
The Scottish Opera has announced the 2018-19 season. The season will feature five staged productions and a number of concert opera performances. Let’s dive in.  The season kicks off with Verdi’s “Rigoletto,” which will get its opening night performance on Oct. 18, 2018. Aris Argiris stars in the title role with Lina Johnson as Gilda and Adam Smith as the Duke of Mantua. The production is a revival of the 2011…
Stage Spotlight
Opera Omaha Announces 2018- 19 Season
Opera Omaha has announced its 2018- 19 season, offering audiences in the Nebraska region the chance to see classic works given fresh productions, as well as giving performance opportunities to the emerging artists. Pagliacci Timothy Myers will conduct the two performances of Leoncavallo’s timeless tragedy, starring Jonathan Burton as Canio, and Leah Partridge making her role debut as Nedda. Performance Dates: October 19 & 21, 2018 L’Elisir D’Amore Donizetti’s rags-to-riches…
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Opera Vision 2017-18 Preview: Eva-Maria Westbroek Leads La Monnaie’s ‘Cavalleria Rusticana’ & ‘Pagliacci’ Double Bill
Opera Vision will start streaming the famed double bill of “Cavalleria Rusticana” and “Pagliacci” from La Monnaie starting on March 14, 2018. The double bill is set to feature a number of acclaimed artists. The Mascagni work will feature Eva-Maria Westbroek, Jose Maria Lo Monaco, Teador Ilincai, Dimitri Platanias, and Elena Zilio while the Leoncavallo opera stars Simona Mihai, Carlo Ventre, Scotto Hendricks, and Gabriele Nani. Evelino Pido conducts the…
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San Francisco Opera 2018-19 Season To Feature Plácido Domingo, Matthew Polenzani, Sondra Radvanovsky, José Cura & Many More
The San Francisco Opera has announced its 2018-19 season, which features eight operas and one important concert performance. All of the productions will be brand new for the 2018-19 season. The season opens on Sept. 7, 2017, with the famed “Cavalleria Rusticana” and “Pagliacci” as directed by Jose Cura. The production will star Ekaterina Semenchuk, Roberto Aronica, and Dimitri Platanias in “Cavalleria” with Marco Berti and Lianna Harotounian in “Pagliacci.”…
High Notes
Ranking All of Sir David McVicar’s Met Opera Productions
Sir David McVicar has been directing opera for quite some time, working with such prominent companies as the Royal Opera House, English National Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, La Monnaie, and the Glyndebourne Festival Opera. He has also sustained a healthy relationship with the Metropolitan Opera, particularly in recent years where he has been given carte blanche to put together eight new productions, including two opening nights and two New…
In Review Stage Reviews
Metropolitan Opera 2017-18 Review – Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci: Roberto Alagna Triumphs With Two Incredible Divas
"Pagliacci" and "Cavalleria Rusticana" is one of the signature double bills in opera that show offs the many qualities of a leading tenor. Both parts are known for their demanding vocal challenges and in many cases are sung by two different tenors. However, in the Metropolitan Opera's current revival of David McVicar's production, Roberto Alagna triumphed in two of his best performances in recent Met history alongside two incredible divas. The…
In Review Stage Reviews
Royal Opera House 2017-18 Review – Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci: Verismo Duo Falls Prey to Verismo Schtick
In the beginning of the 20th-century there was a snootiness about verismo opera. All of its propagators – Puccini, Giordano, Mascagni, among others - were accused of simplifying opera by eliminating many of its challenges. Those long showy lines of coloratura were long gone. In place of it, the singers began interspersing notes and passages with great long sighs or yells – and those ubiquitous raised hands and eyebrows. And…