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

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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
Joseph Colaneri, conductor
Laura Hawkes, set designer

Scott Piper, Canio
Marina Costa Jackson, Nedda / Lauretta
Wayne Tigges, Tonio / Gianni Schicchi
Melissa Parks, Zita
Abigail Rethwisch, Nella
Patrick Blackwell, Simone
Utah Opera Chorus
Utah Symphony



Run time: approximately 3 hours including intermission. Child policy: Children 8 years old and older are welcome to our Opera performances. No babes in arms.
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