I Pagliacci

I Pagliacci

Music by Ruggero Leoncavallo

Libretto by Ruggero Leoncavallo

June 2013 Program - 3 weeks
Carolina Lakes Ballroom Theater, Fort Mill, SC

22 singers, 2 coach accompanists, 1 lighting designer, 1 stage manager/assistant director, 1 assistant stage manager, 5 stage crew apprentices and 1 set decorator were brought in by Opera Experience Southeast for 2 weeks of masterclasses, career guidance, production, rehearsal and performance.

Masterclasses:

1-week Audition Masterclass with Guest Expert Coach Dr. Arlene Shrut and OES Artistic Director John Fowler

Opera Experience Southeast Concert Series:

Gala Concert showcasing our Audition Masterclass participants - Rock Hill, SC

Synopsis

Pagliacci is an Italian opera in a prologue and two acts, with music and libretto by Ruggero Leoncavallo. It is the only Leoncavallo opera that is still widely staged.

Pagliacci premiered at the Teatro Dal Verme in Milan on 21 May 1892, conducted by Arturo Toscanini (who did not like it), with Adelina Stehle as Nedda, Fiorello Giraud as Canio, Victor Maurel as Tonio, and Mario Ancona as Silvio. Nellie Melba played Nedda in London in 1892, soon after its Italian premiere, and in New York in 1893.

The Cast

Wayne Hobbs
Wayne Hobbs

Beppe

Austin Kness
Austin Kness

Tonio

Paul Chandley
Paul Chandley

Conductor

Sophia Pavlenko
Sophia Pavlenko

Pianist and Coach

John Fowler
John Fowler

Director


The Crew

Marcella Smith
Marcella Smith

Stage Manager

Jenna Stewart
Jenna Stewart

Assistant Stage Manager

Allyn Hunt
Allyn Hunt

Lighting / Crew

Sarah Ann Snipes
Sarah Ann Snipes

Set Design


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