Wednesday, June 20, 2012
15 MacCurtain Street
Presented by the Everyman and Cork Operatic Society in association with Cork Midsummer Festival, Barabbas and Cork Circus
Comprising a multidisciplinary company of high calibre artists drawn from the professional and local community sectors, Pagliacci at the Everyman will be a unique and exciting staging of Leoncavallo’s classic commedia opera.
Featuring outstanding singers, actor-musicians, clowns and circus acts along with a full chorus and orchestra, this boldly ambitious production takes place in a contemporary Cork funfair in which a fantastical travelling troupe of clowns and musical performers materialise to enact their play-within-a-play drama.
This production will turn the Everyman – street entrance, foyer, hallway and auditorium – into a pulsating and dynamic fairground environment in which audience and artists joyfully co-mingle.
Conductor & Co-director: John O’Brien
Co-director: Michael Barker-Caven
Principal singers: Cara O’Sullivan, Ronald Samm, David Burzotta,
Brendan Collins & Simon Morgan
Actor/Musicians: Ilse de Ziah, Marja Gaynor, Carolyn Goodwin, Catriona Frost, Deirdre Frost, Conor Palliser, Una Palliser, Cian Ducrot
All performances of Pagliacci will be surtitled