Seattle Opera Presents Pagliacci @ McCaw Hall | Gritty Tale of Jealousy & Rage Featuring Iconic Aria “Vesti la giubba”

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Seattle Opera Presents Pagliacci
August 3-4, 10-11, 14, 16-17, 2024
Starts at $35 | Ages 13+
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McCaw Hall
321 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109

Music and libretto by Ruggero Leoncavallo

When a commedia dell’arte troupe arrives in a small Italian village, they are greeted by cheers of welcome. Makeup and costumes transform actors from commoners into clowns, but the infidelity of one wife and the fury of her husband cannot be concealed. Comedy turns to tragedy when jealousy rages, lovers are revealed, and the curtain comes down on murder.

Known for the iconic aria “Vesti la giubba,” this classic Italian verismo (“slice of life”) opera opens our season with unmatched music and drama. Set in 1940s Italy, our “visually arresting” (The Independent) production features artful sets and traditional commedia dell’arte costumes.



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