Music and libretto by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Premiered May 21, 1892, Teatro Dal Verme (Milan, Italy)

The public adores Canio’s clowning—but they’re about to witness the shocking consequences of his rage. Art imitates life (and vice versa) in this opera about the turbulent relationships within a traveling theater troupe. This production of Pagliacci marks Opera Colorado’s expansion from two to three fully staged productions at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House! Tickets to these winter performances are available now as an optional add-on to new and renewing subscribers only.

February 27, 29, March 1 | 2020
The Ellie Caulkins Opera House at Denver Performing Arts Complex
Performed in Italian, with English and Spanish subtitles at every seat

Estimated Length: 100 minutes, including one 25-minute intermission
Sets and costumes from Utah Opera


Richard King Brown, PhD


John Pickle

Canio | Bio

Cecilia Violetta López

Nedda | Bio

Will Liverman

Silvio | Bio

Levi Hernandez

Tonio | Bio

Jonathan Johnson

Beppe | Bio

Creative Team

Ari Pelto

Conductor | Bio

David Lefkowich

Director | Bio

The Ellie Caulkins Opera House

Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci

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On Sale Now

Pagliacci is available now as an add-on to two-opera subscriptions featuring The Barber of Seville (November 2019) and Tosca (May 2020).

Individual tickets to go on sale this summer, at a date to be announced later.