by Ruggero Leoncavallo

A fully-staged opera in a prologue and two acts.
Sung in Italian with projected English translations.
  • Friday, January 24, 2020, 7:30 PM
  • Sunday, January 26, 2020, 2:00 PM
Raleigh Memorial Auditorium at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts
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Canio leads a happy-go-lucky group of traveling carnival players, but his clown makeup covers up a troubled and jealous soul. When he suspects his wife, Nedda, has taken a lover, he explodes and will stop at nothing to learn the truth. The show and reality become one, with tragic, shocking results. Pagliacci features the great tenor aria "Vesti la giubba" used in this classic televison commerical for Coca-Cola.

Starring NCO returning artists Carl Tanner (Samon et Dalila) as Canio and Melinda Whittington (Cold Mountain) as Nedda. Keitaro Harada (Carmen 2019) conducts the NCO Orchestra and Chorus.

The performance will last approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes, including one intermission.

Sung in Italian with projected English translations.
Production Sponsor: Ross Lampe Jr. 

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Conductor - Keitaro Harada
Stage Director- Octavio Cardenas

Canio - Carl Tanner
Nedda - Melinda Whittington
Tonio - Kidon Choi
Silvio - Takaoki Onishi
Beppe: Jason Karn

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