I Pagliacci ("The Clowns"; often just "Clowns") is the most famous opera of Ruggero Leoncavallo. It contains several memorable musical pieces and has what may be the single most gripping final line of any opera.
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Edited and with background material by Mark D. Lew. Footnoted with explanations, spelling conventionalized, with libretto divided among prologue and the two acts.
Pagliacci: Opera San José
Notes concerning a November 1996 production include background materials and referrals to various opera companies. Jim DeLaHunt provides, instead of a factual summary, an emotional plot of the work.
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