Leoncavallo's I Pagliacci & Ching's The Birthday Clown
Concerts / Cultural / Festivals
Now – Aug 21, 2019
Canios troupe of commedia dellarte have come into town to entertain the village. But Neddas restless spirit and her dangerous liaisons lead to Tonios wrath and the troupes ill fate. Leoncavallos great masterwork is an earthly look at humanity, jealousy and revenge. Coupled with the comical new composition of The Birthday Clown, its a perfect evening of theaters Comedy and Tragedy.
The Birthday Clown: The Savannah VOICE Festival commissions another great work from its composer-in-residence, Michael Ching with an opera short about a struggling magician and the life he laments. A lighthearted, 20-minute work is a great compliment to the dramatic Pagliacci in an evening of laughter and tears! This production introduces a new collaboration with Savannah Classical Academys String Ensemble. This new SVF Commission is in English with Supertitles.