Detroit, MI 48226, USA
13 & 15 7:30 p.m.; May 17 2:30 p.m.
Tickets start at $35
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Leoncavallo’s tragic tale of the tears of a clown. The audience favorite tells of a Love, heartbreak, betrayal, and clowns! Pagliacci chronicals the behind-the-scenes fallout among a traveling troupe of clowns in Southern Italy. Based on a real-life love triangle known to Leoncavallo, the opera is regarded for the searing aria Vesti la giubba (Put on the Costume), which is sung by Canio as he prepares for the final performance in which he will confront his wife, Nedda, who is secretly involved with Silvio, a young villager.