For the first time in its history, the Open-Air Theatre with the revolving auditorium will stage the famous veristic opera Pagliacci. It was in the 1890s and along with Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana that this work (Pagliacci) inaugurated a whole new era in the history of the music theatre, known as verism, and which is still popular today. Pagliacci narrates the “true” story of a commedia troupe that arrives in an Italian village to stage a theatre performance. The relationships among the members are principally dominated by love and passion - because of his murderous jealousy the head of the troupe Canio even commits a double murder. Apart from its richness of melodies and famous arias (Laugh, Clown, laugh!), the attraction of this opera consists especially in the fact that the plot of the commedia, which the actors play for the villagers, gradually effaces the boundaries between stage and real life. Great human tragedies take place in reality and not only on theatre stages.
* With regard to the weather forecast, the performance of Pagliacci may be played in the concert version. The concert version of the performance is played in the nearby Riding School of the Chateau, in the announced cast accompanied by the orchestra. In accordance with the organiser’s business conditions, the concert version of the performance constitutes no right to claim a refund of the admission. The Riding School of the Chateau is open to the public from 8:30 p.m. Due to the different arrangements of rows and seats of the Revolving Auditorium and the Riding School, it is not possible to keep the seat numbers of your tickets. Visitors are guaranteed their seats according to the price categories of their tickets. See www.otacivehlediste.cz for the current situation.