Behind the Curtain: Open Rehearsal of Pagliacci/Pulcinella
Tue, Mar 12 at 6:30pm
Take the opportunity to take a peek inside the creative process and see how stage director Octavio Cardenas and conductor Clinton Smith prepare their cast for upcoming performances of Pagliacci/Pulcinella. Tickets $30. Reservations required.
Opera Orlando puts a spin on the classics in this premiere pairing of Ruggero Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci and Igor Stravinsky’s Pulcinella. Both works garner inspiration from Italy’s commedia dell’arte tradition, and this production honors that tradition as seen in the vaudeville circuit of the 1930s. Soprano Suzanne Kantorskimakes her Opera Orlando Mainstage debut as the betraying Nedda in Pagliacci and sings the female role in Pulcinella. Both works are conducted by Clinton Smith and directed by Octavio Cardenas, who are also making their Opera Orlando debuts, with choreography and dance compliments of Phantasmagoria. Get ready for some high comedy and intense tragedy in this emotionally charged show within a show.