Pagliacci / Gianni Schicchi

Saturday, March 10, 2018 7:30PM
J Q Lawson Capitol Theatre

Pagliacci / Gianni Schicchi

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Pagliacci / Gianni Schicchi

Utah Opera Series


Playing the Clown & Clowning Around

Enjoy a sensational double-bill performance featuring some of the most beloved music in all of opera. The performance begins with Pagliacci, Leoncavallo’s emotionally intense masterpiece of passion, infidelity and murder with the famous aria “Vesti la giubba,” sung by the clown Canio, a signature role of Utah Opera’s founder Glade Peterson. Next, heartbreak turns into laughter as Utah Opera explores the lighter side of Puccini with Gianni Schicchi. See what unfolds when a man of great wealth dies and leaves behind a secret will, a gang of scheming heirs, and a hilarious mess. Watch, listen, and laugh, where you’ll find comedy in the chaos.

Performed in Italian with English supertitles

VENUE: Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre, 50 West 200 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84101 | Get Directions


Tara Faircloth, director
Timothy Myers, conductor
Laura Hawkes, set designer

Wayne Tigges, Tonio / Gianni Schicchi
Scott Piper, Canio
Marina Costa Jackson, Nedda / Lauretta
Aaron Blake, Beppe/ Rinucchio
Michael Adams, Silvio/Betto
Melissa Parks, Zita
Patrick Blackwell, Simone
Abigail Rethwisch, Nella
Christopher Oglesby, Gherardo
TBD, Marco
Melanie Ashkar, La Ciesca
Jesús Vicente Murillo, Ser Amantio di Nicolao
TBD, Maestro Spinelloccio
TBD, Pinellino
TBD, Guccio
Chorister from The Madeleine Choir School, Gherardino
Choristers from The Madeleine Choir School
Utah Opera Chorus
Utah Symphony



RUN TIME: Approximately 2.5 hours including intermission.

GENERAL AGE GUIDELINE: Individuals ages five and older are welcome at this performance. Parents should ensure their children are able to sit quietly through the performance without disturbing others around them. No babes in arms will be admitted.