Diptych-Pagliacci/Noi, due, quattro…

Ruggero Leoncavallo, Riccardo Panfili

From Friday 13 September 2019 To Wednesday 25 September 2019

Date Location Ticketing
Friday 13 September 2019 20:00 Teatro del Maggio Buy 
Friday 20 September 2019 20:00 Teatro del Maggio Buy 
Sunday 22 September 2019 15:30 Teatro del Maggio Buy 
Wednesday 25 September 2019 20:00 Teatro del Maggio Buy 


Together with Cavalleria rusticana, Pagliacci is considered to be the representation of musical realism. The libretto, written by Ruggero Leoncavallo himself, was based on current affairs at the time, a passionate crime which actually took place in Montalto Uffugo, a town in Calabria where the composer lived in his youth. Staged at the Teatro Dal Verme in Milan on 21 May 1892 and conducted by Arturo Toscanini, the opera quickly became famous all around the world. The popular setting, where the violent feelings are represented by a convulsive vocalism, served as a backdrop to the dramatic jealousy of Canio, the manager of a travelling theatrical company. Thanks to the subtle narrative ploy of theatre within theatre, of real life which takes place within the play acted out on the stage, Leoncavallo increased the dramatic power of the plot: the demon of jealousy which devours the protagonist, an unhappy man in both real life and in fiction, can only lead to the final catastrophe, with the ruthless murder of his adulterous wife and her unfortunate lover.


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In a hotel room, in a computer screen, the ideal love between a young politician and the woman of his dreams is consummated. After a trip to the depths of seduction and betrayal, the protagonist will understand, however, that she is not the one who he believed ... and that in the meantime his beloved wife is cheating on him ... What to do?
A reflection on the substance of Love laid bare by the virtuality of our time.

Opera in two acts
Music and libretto by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Première: May 21, 1892 at Teatro dal Verme, Milan
In occasion of the 100 anniversary of Ruggero Loncavallo's death
In coproduction with the Teatro Carlo Felice di Genova

Noi, due, quattro...
Opera in one act
Music by Riccardo Panfili
Libretto by Elisa Fuksas
Commission of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
World Première


Valerio Galli

Luigi Di Gangi, Ugo Giacomazzi

Federica Parolini

Agnese Rabatti

Light designer
Luigi Biondi riprese da Vincenzo Apicella

Valeria Sepe

Angelo Villari

Devid Cecconi

Matteo Mezzaro

Leon Kim

Un contadino
Vito Luciano Roberti

Un altro contadino
Leonardo Melani

Orchestra, Chorus and Children choir of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Chrous Master Lorenzo Fratini

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Director and librettist
Elisa Fuksas

Saverio Santoliquido

Angela Giulia Toso

Light designer
Valerio Tiberi

Paolo Antognetti

Federica Giansanti

Soloist of the children choir of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

Costanza Fontana

Giacomo Dominici

Voci bianche
Soloist of the children choir of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

Orchestra of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
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