Pagliacci - The Circus

The Circus
Direction, subject and screenplay Charlie Chaplin

Prologue and two acts
Music and libretto by Ruggero Leoncavallo

The second title of Macerata Opera Festival 2022 is a new production of Ruggero Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci by Alessandro Talevi, which was first staged at the Sferisterio arena in 2015; set design by Madeleine Boy, costume design by Manuel Pedretti, and lighting by Marco Giusti. The opera will be preceded by the screening of one of Chaplin’s finest works, The Circus, in its version restored by Cineteca di Bologna and with the first live performance of its soundtrack since 1928, thanks to the work of Timothy Brock, an international expert of score and film restorations. Brock will conduct the orchestra and cast of Pagliacci, featuring Rebeka Lokar (Nedda), Fabio Sartori (Caino), and George Petean (Tonio)

  • Friday 05 August H 21:00
  • Sunday 07 August H 21:00
  • Thursday 11 August H 21:00
  • Conductor
    Timothy Brock
  • Director
    Alessandro Talevi
  • Set designer
    Madeleine Boyd
  • Costume designer
    Anna Bonomelli
  • Lighting designer
    Marco Giusti
  • Nedda / Colombina
    Rebeka Lokar
  • Canio / Pagliaccio
    Fabio Sartori
  • Tonio / Taddeo
    George Petean
  • Peppe / Arlecchino
    David Astorga
  • Silvio
    Tommaso Barea

FORM-Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana
Coro lirico marchigiano “Vincenzo Bellini”
Martino Faggiani choirmaster
Pueri Cantores “D. Zamberletti”
Gianluca Paolucci choirmaster

New production of the 2015 staging by Associazione Arena Sferisterio


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