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Just A Clown (Pagliacco)

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  • A cornerstone of Italian verismo ("reality") opera, Pagliacci is composer Ruggiero Leoncavallo's first opera, and his only one still regularly performed nowadays. Traditionally, before the opera opens, the hunchback clown Tonio delivers a lengthy prologue: don't treat us as make-believe; we are people of flesh and blood, and art is created with real love and real tears.
  • Apr 16,  · From left, Marty Keiser, Joshua Wynter, Patricia Racette and Andy Sapora in Leoncavallo’s work “Pagliacci” at the Metropolitan Opera, presented with “Cavalleria Rusticana.”Author: Anthony Tommasini.
  • The tears of a clown When there's no one around, oh yeah Just like Pagliacci did I try to keep my sadness hid Smiling in the public eye But in my lonely room I cry The tears of a clown When there's no one around Oh yeah, baby Now if there's a smile on my face Don't let my glad expression Give you the wrong impression Don't let this smile I wear.
  • Dec 02,  · Directed by Mario Costa. With Tito Gobbi, Gina Lollobrigida, Onelia Fineschi, Afro Poli. Recounts the tragedy of Canio, the lead clown in a commedia dell'arte troupe, his /10(6).
  • Vesti la giubba Pagliacci Leoncavallo Lyrics: Recitar! Mentre preso dal delirio / Non so più quel che dico e quel che faccio! / Eppure, è d'uopo, sforzati! / Bah, sei tu forse un uom? / Tu sei.
  • might know just the thing There's a performer here in town and he's the world's greatest clown. Laughter as we all know is the best medicine Guy says Doc, that's the problem What if I was to tell you I'm Pagliacci This great big smile is just for show What if I was to tell you this is just grease paint Would you say I'm a hopeless case Say it.
  • Pagliacci is referenced in the classic s Northern soul song, "I can't get away" by Bobby Garrett, in the line, "Just like Pagliacci, the clown, sometimes I'm up, sometimes I'm down." Pagliacci is referenced in the song, The Tears of a Clown by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles in the line, "Just like Pagliacci did, I try to keep my sadness hid.".
  • There has been some discussion regarding the correct translation of "Pagliacci." It is best rendered as "Clowns,’ although it only is necessary to read in Italian cyclopedias the definition of Pagliaccio to appreciate Philip Hale’s caution that the character is not a clown in the restricted circus sense.