Keller Auditorium

Pagliacci - Cancelled

2019/20 SEASON CANCELLATION UPDATE | APRIL 2, 2020

For ticket refund and donation information, please visit Portland Opera.

Thank you for your patronage of Portland Opera. It’s with heavy hearts that we have made the decision to cancel the remaining performances of our 2019/20 Season. This cancellation began with Bajazet, and now includes the Big Night concert, Pagliacci, and Three Decembers, as well as public programming events surrounding those productions. This cancellation also includes the Portland Opera Resident Artist recital series.

Our intention with this decision is to honor the well-being of our community and our company, while contributing to solutions to help slow the spread of the coronavirus disease COVID-19. The health and wellness of our audiences and company members remain of paramount importance to us. That is why we will not take this risk, and that is why our team is working diligently with artists, musicians, and collaborators to focus on the future of Portland Opera and our upcoming season.

We’ll be back soon. Our team is working remotely, but that won’t keep us from using this time to dive into strategy, planning, and future building. We are going to share Opera a la Cart around town, and keep you connected with our Resident Artists and engagement teams through digital content. And, when we have the chance to be together at the opera this autumn, it will be exponentially more joyful and bittersweet, for having missed you during this challenging time.

We’ve been a member of this vibrant arts ecosystem since 1964, and we intend to continue to grow. We are privileged to be a leading arts employer and cultural institution in service of our region, and that responsibility anchors our vision for our future.

For ticket refund and donation information, please visit Portland Opera.


RUGGERO LEONCAVALLO
Conducted by George Manahan
Directed by Garnett Bruce

THE ENDURING CLASSIC DRAMA

Based on a real story from a newspaper clipping in the late nineteenth century, Leoncavallo’s “Clowns” tells the story of a traveling troupe of entertainers who perform for an Italian village. They present a show that becomes increasingly parallel to their actual tumultuous lives—resulting in blurred lines between comedy, tragedy, reality, and performance.

ABOUT OUR PRODUCTION

Performed in Italian with English captions.
Approximately 1 hour, 45 minutes with one intermission.

This new-to-Portland production from New Orleans Opera is colorful and classic. Renowned Italian tenor Fabio Armiliato makes his Portland Opera debut, joined by soprano Vanessa Isiguen and baritones Will Liverman and Michael Chioldi.

Listen for the famous tenor aria “Vesti la giubba” (“Put on the costume”), and a cinematic score that is packed with colorful and evocative music.

ACCESSIBILITY

The performance of Pagliacci on June 7, 2019 at 2 PM will include an audio description of the visual and physical events on stage for patrons who are blind or have low vision. For patrons who are deaf or hard of hearing, each performance is translated with English text projected above the stage. If you require wheelchair, ADA, or companion seating, please contact the Portland’5 Box Office at 503-248-4335 or email us, so that we can ensure your visit to the opera is an excellent one.

For more ticket information, including Group Sales, Rush Tickets and Arts For All Tickets, please visit Portland Opera.

ENJOY DINNER AT THE SHOW

The Keller Café will be serving dinner prior to the evening performances of Pagliacci. Make your reservations today!

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