The opera Pagliacci was composed by Ruggero Leoncavallo to a libretto by Ruggero Leoncavallo It was first performed at Teatro dal Verme in Milan (Italy) on 1892-05-21 and published by Sonzogno. The opera is set in Calabria.

Dramatis Personae:

  • Beppe, A player (in the play, Arlecchino) (Tenor)
  • Canio, The principal in a troupe of players (in the play, Pagliaccio) (Tenor)
  • Nedda, Canio's wife (in the play, Colombina) (Soprano)
  • Silvio, A villager (Baritone)
  • Tonio, A hunchback clown (in the play, Taddeo) (Baritone)
  • Villagers (Tenor)
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