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Opera at NOVA: Pagliacci
October 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until October 23, 2021
One event on October 24, 2021 at 2:00 pm
Pagliacci is a dramatic tale of love and betrayal that revolves around a commedia dell’arte troupe. Ruggero Leoncavallo’s opera Pagliacci about fatal jealousies in a traveling troupe of actors was based on a real-life story: a case encountered by Leoncavallo’s father, who was a police magistrate in Naples. Canio and Nedda are married and are the lead characters in the troupe along with Tonio and Beppe. Nedda is secretly having an affair with Silvio, a villager. Pagliacci is a story of unrequited love and passion, twisted agony, and murderous jealousy.