Running time:
70 minutes, no break
9 February 2020 Sunday 19.00 Chamber hall
19.00 Chamber hall

Leoncavallo. “Pagliacci” (“Clowns”). 
Opera in concert version

The State Academic Symphony Orchestra "Evgeny Svetlanov"
Academic choir “The Masters of Choir Singing”

Canio – Yusif Eyvazov, tenor
Nedda – Dinara Aliyeva, soprano
Silvio – Vasily Ladyuk, baritone
Tonio – Nikolai Kazansky, baritone
Harlequin – Igor Morozov, tenor
Conductor – Mikhail Tatarnikov

Please, notice: one of the soloists was replaced. Bolshoi Theatre soloist Nikolai Kazansky (bass-baritone) replaces Vitaly Bilyy (baritone).

One of the most performed operas, “Clowns” by Ruggero Leoncavallo, is performed at “Zaryadye” by a dream team of world opera.
The opera that was created more than a century ago is an example of so called music verismo. As its name applies, the style claimed to described human life as it is. Leoncavallo based the story of Pagliacci on an incident from his childhood: a murder in 1865, the victim of which was a Leoncavallo family servant, Gaetano Scavello. The murderer was Gaetano D'Alessandro, whose brother Luigi was his accomplice. The incident resulted from a series of perceived romantic entanglements involving Scavello, Luigi D'Alessandro, and a village girl with whom both men were infatuated. Leoncavallo's father, a judge, was the presiding magistrate over the criminal investigation.

Highly emotional music describes the story’s perepetia: love, betrayal, jealousy, death, and the greater plot, life and theatre.

This production feature acclaimed opera stars. The State Academic Symphony Orchestra "Evgeny Svetlanov" and academic choir “The Masters of Choir Singing” accompany the singers.