|Wonderland Productions Ltd proudly presents in association with Bewleys Cafe Theatre|
|PAGLIACCI (or the Clowns)|
The Opera By R. Leoncavallo.
Pagliacci will be sung in a new English translation
by Director Alice Coghlan.
Roll up! Roll up! For classic opera & a hearty bowl of soup at lunchtime! The Pagliacci Opera Troupe is coming to town and they make love, war - and exhilarating opera.
See what happens behind the merry scenes of their Italian commedia dell'Arte. See how dainty Nedda holds a romantic tryst with an Irish usher, whilst the buffoon Tonio spies from the stalls. Observe how the hunchback reports back to her old husband Canio - leaving the heartbroken clown, to sing the great tenor aria 'Vesti la Giubba’. For show time is here and he must play cuckold to her Colombina. Or else sink his knife into her fetid blood…
Pagliacci is one of the world's best loved operas, and is inspired by a murder the composer witnessed as a boy in Calabria - when his wet nurse took him out to see the carnival players.
So roll up for Ireland's hottest opera and theatre talents this March, as they mass in the intimate surroundings of Bewleys Café Theatre, for some thrilling music and spectacle - for this, Bewley's first ever lunchtime opera, in association with Wonderland Productions.
Continue to: Interview with the Singers
Further info: An Introduction to Pagliacci
For more details on Bewleys Cafe Theatre, please visit www.bewleyscafetheatre.com
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Production Index Production Reviews
"a triumph...funny, poignant and beautifully sung. Pagliacci is going to be a hit." The Dubliner
'a show that should charm opera sceptics and delight the faithful...releases all the tempestuousness of the story like a controlled tragi-comic explosion' Daily Mail
‘A lunchtime treat …this inventive production has style and verve’ Sunday Business Post
From Wonderland Productions Ltd.
Rhys Jenkins, Simon Morgan, Joan O’Malley, Wojciech Smarkala & Ralph Strehle.
Emer Barry, Tristan Caldwell, Simon Machale, Cormac Ό Corcoráin, Donna Gallagher, Colm Lalor & Anne Marie Sheridan
The Production Team
Director/Translator: Alice Coghlan
Repiteur/Accompanist: Elaine Brennan
Design: Alice Butler
Lighting Design: Sophy Bradshaw Power
Dramaturgy: Irene Dei
Producer: Robert Bradish
Associate Producer: Emer Mullarkey
Production Manager: Martin Wunderlich
Assistant Directors: Sheila O’Reilly & Orna Joyce
Stage Management: Sophie Flynn & Fiona Keller
Photography & Poster/Flyer Design: mongoliandesign.com