Opera Omaha opens their 2018-19 Season with PAGLIACCI

Opera Omaha will open its 61st season in the Orpheum Theater with Pagliacci, a quintessential Italian verismo opera, featuring the famously recognizable aria "Vesti la giubba". Pagliacci will be performed at the Orpheum Theater on Friday, October 19th at 7:30pm and Sunday, October 21st at 2:00pm.

Written and composed by Ruggero Leoncavallo, Pagliacci is an opera inspired by a murder the composer claims to have witnessed as a boy. The story follows the behind-the-scenes lives of an Italian traveling theater troupe and the play-within-a-play unfolds as the lives of the troupe members begin to reflect the lives of the characters that they portray. Revival Director Dan Rigazzi makes his Opera Omaha debut and Conductor Timothy Myers returns to lead an all-star cast including Jonathan Burton as the tragic clown Canio and Leah Partridge in the role of Nedda, his caged wife.


Friday, October 19, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, October 21, 2018, 2:00 p.m.

Libretto by Ruggero Leoncavallo

World Premiere: Milan, Teatro dal Verme, 1892

Performed in Italian with English supertitles


Todd Thomas | Tonio

Jonathan Burton | Canio

Jason Ferrante | Beppe

Leah Partridge | Nedda

Alexander Elliott | Silvio

Creative Team:

Conductor | Timothy Myers

Production | Elijah Moshinsky*

Revival Director | Dan Rigazzi*

Scenic & Costume Designer | Michael Yeargan*

Original Lighting Designer | Howard Harrison*

Lighting Realized by Pablo Santiago

Wig & Makeup Designer | Ronell Oliveri

Chorus Master | Sean Kelly

Featuring The Omaha Symphony and Opera Omaha Chorus.

*Opera Omaha Mainstage Debut

Single tickets for Opera Omaha's 2018-19 Season are priced from $19 to $99. Visit www.TicketOmaha.com for further details or call Ticket Omaha's Box Office at (402) 345-0606. Ticket Omaha's Box Office hours: Monday through Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. during performance season.

Opera Omaha performances are held at the Orpheum Theater, Slosburg Hall, located at 409 S. 16th Street. Downtown Omaha offers a wide variety of parking options, from pay-for-use garages and surface lots to metered parking on the street. Street parking is free after 9:00 p.m. and on Sundays and holidays.

Garage parking is available at public garages and OPPD Energy Plaza on Howard Street between 16th and 17th Streets. For patrons parking at OPPD, exit the OPPD Energy Plaza garage through the Orpheum Skylink and walk directly into the Orpheum Theater third floor lobby.

Opera Omaha's 18-19 season is sponsored by Holland Foundation, Omaha Steaks, The Fred and Eve Simon Charitable Foundation, Nebraska Arts Council, Nebraska Cultural Endowment and Douglas County Visitor Improvement Fund. Production of Pagliacci sponsored by Valmont and Con Agra.

Opera Omaha opens their 2018-19 Season with PAGLIACCI

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