I Pagliacci, (The Clowns)
Opera Naples will present I Pagliacci, (The Clowns), by Ruggiero Leoncavallo, at The Ritz-Carlton Tiburon on Friday, February 21 and Saturday, February 22, with both performances beginning at 7:30 p.m. Opera Naples and the Opera Naples Chorus and Orchestra will bring to life this tragic tale of jealousy and adultery that first premiered at the Teatro Dal Verme in Milan in 1892. I Pagliacci is a two-act opera that features an exceptional story about life as a circus performer and will incorporate real circus acts into the performance through a unique collaboration with Circus Sarasota. Opera Naples’ I Pagliacci will be performed in Italian with English subtitles. The cast features Tenor, Jonathan Burton, hailed as "an engaging all-around singer with a powerful, full-bodied sound” (Opera News) as Canio and internationally-acclaimed Baritone Guido LeBrón, whose credits include performances at the Metropolitan Opera and San Francisco Opera, as Tonio. They are joined by Soprano, Katie Dixon, who is known for her natural sparkle and a voice to match. International Stage Director, Garnett Bruce, returns after his triumphant company debut directing “Tosca” last season. I Pagliacci’s full cast list can be viewed awww.operanaples.org/i-pagliacci. “I Pagliacci” single ticket prices range from $40 to $95 for this event and are available through the Opera Naples box office by calling 239.963.9050 or by visiting www.OperaNaples.org. Opera Naples is an integral part of the community, bringing internationally renowned performers and directors to Southwest Florida, while also encouraging and supporting talented local and regional performers. The opera company produces several works per season in a variety of styles, including Classic Grand Opera, American Opera, contemporary or lesser-known works, and Operetta.
The Ritz-Carlton Tiburon
2620 Tiburon Drive, Naples, FL 34109