The show must go on. Or so the famed clown Canio believes. But when a fellow member of the travelling troupe offers a helping hand to Canio’s wife, he is overcome by jealousy and begins to unravel. By the fall of the final curtain, the bloodthirsty clown will show them all that the comedy is truly over.
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Easter morning in a Sicilian village. A young soldier returns home to find that his fiancée has married another man. Furious, he will stop at nothing to settle the score—even if it means using an innocent village girl as his instrument of revenge. But this village girl may not be as innocent as she seems.
* Wallis Giunta appears with the cooperation of The Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artist Development Program.