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A VIOLENT AND BLOODY TRAGEDY BASED ON A TRUE STORY
Set in a small Calabrian village in the scorching August heat of 1865, this tragi-comic drama follows a company of actors. In Pagliacci, Leoncavallo creates theatre within theatre. Pagliacci is considered to be “the most realistic among realistic Operas”. Thanks to world-famous melodies like the disruptive Ridi Pagliaccio and a brilliant balance of grotesque, tragic, sentimental and pathetic effects, this opera has a global appeal with the power to shake and move any audience.