Pagliacci – 2017

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Pagliacci – the original ripped-from-the-headlines true-crime thriller opera.

Even if you think you’re “just not into opera,” Pagliacci will change your mind. Set in the deep south of Italy, this is a tale of passion, jealousy and deceit among a troupe of traveling performers that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Experience the heartbreaking story of Canio, the clown who weeps through his white powder makeup over his wife’s unforgivable betrayal.

You can count on dazzling stage production and a visual feast of costumes with familiar arias and musical highlights that will have you saying, “Oh yeah! I know that one!” And with English translation supertitles above the stage, you’ll never miss a word.

And that’s not all. This performance of Pagliacci will be extra special with acclaimed Greek guest conductor Zoe Zeniodi wielding the baton. Maestro Zeniodi is one of only a handful of female orchestra conductors  in the world, and she’s the first woman to ever conduct for Opera Southwest.


Canio / Raul Melo
Nedda / Cammy Cook
Tonio / Carlos Archuleta
Silvio / Paul Bower
Beppe / Michael David Gray

Conductor / Zoe Zeniodi
Stage Director / Pat Diamond