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Tuesday, September 15th, 2020 • 6:30 -9:30 p.m.

An evening of Opera and fine outdoor dining… I Pagliacci by Ruggero Leoncavallo, with Introduction and Commentary by Opera Educator Lou Barrella.

Come savor fine dining under the stars while embracing your love of Opera!  

Lou Barella guides you through I Paliacci as you experience the splendor of outdoor dining on the mansion’s rear patio with scenic views of New York Harbor and the Verrazzano Bridge.  Whether you are new to opera or a seasoned afficianto, you do not want to miss this!

Pagliacci or Clowns is an Opera with music and libretto by Ruggero Leoncavallo. After seeing Mascagni’s success with Cavalleria Rusticana, he decided to write an opera in the new verismo style himself.  It was based on a story from his childhood: a murder resulting from a series of romantic entanglements involving two men and a village girl. Leoncavallo’s father, a judge, was the presiding magistrate over the criminal investigation. This realistic drama coupled with Leoncavallo’s exciting music always makes for a wonderful evening in the theater!