Pagliacci, February/March 2008, David Bazemore Photo
Saturday, February 23, 2008, 7:30pm
Friday, February 29, 2008, 7:30pm
Sunday, March 2, 2008, 2:30pm
Saturday, March 8, 2008, 7:30pm
- Loaded with truly passionate Italian music and in-your-face stories, Opera Santa Barbara's productions of both "Cavalleria Rusticana" and "Pagliacci" did not spare any gut punches. Every opera-lover knows the stories of Cav and Pag; OSB did both with tear-jerking emotion, telling it like it is. Both were brilliantly conducted by Valéry Ryvkin. The sets and costumes were right on target - as were the gymnasts doing somersaults across the stage during "Pag." Allan Glassman brilliantly tackled the lead roles in both operas with sheer, totally realistic verismo. Indeed, all of the casts were well chosen and perfectly suited for their roles.
– Opera Warhorses
- "With Allan Glassman starring in both Cavalleria and Pagliacci, the stage was set for wild passions. Director Linda Brovsky has set both shows in 1947, and did a great job of conveying post-war Calabria and Naples. Glassman performs the clown’s signature aria with great skill and heartbreaking emotion. When Canio becomes a murderer, it is easy to imagine that it is all for love."
– Charles Donelan / SB Independent
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The Lobero Theatre
33 East Canon Perdido Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Box Office: 805.963.0761
Cast & Credits
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- Conductor: Valéry Ryvkin
- Stage Director: Linda Brovsky
- Set Design: Jean-François Revon
- Lighting Design: Mark Somerfield
- Costume Design: Miller James
CastSantuzza: Layna Chianakas
- Turiddu: Allan Glassman
- Alfio: Malcolm MacKenzie
- Lucia: Victoria Hart
- Lola: Tihana Herceg
- Canio: Allan Glassman
- Nedda: Barbara Divis
- Tonio: Malcolm MacKenzie
- Silvio: Daniel Narducci
- Beppe: Matthew Peña
- Beppe: Brent Wilson