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Pagliacci: 19-20 December 2020

Pagliacci: 19-20 December 2020

An early Christmas gift from all of us at Longborough! This winter we will open the theatre for two socially distanced performances of a special production of Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci, one of the best-loved operas of all time. Pagliacci tells the fatal story of a troupe of actors, whose performance is overtaken by real-life jealousy and revenge.

Following rave reviews of their London debut, Opera Ensemble (“an exemplary project” - Sunday Times) bring their new production to our theatre.

Directed by Christopher Luscombe, this 50-minute chamber staging features an all-star cast including Peter Auty, Elin Pritchard, Robert Hayward, Nicholas Lester and Aled Hall, led from the piano by Berrak Dyer.


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The 2021 Festival runs from 1 June to 3 August, and includes Wagner's Die Walküre, Mozart's Così fan tutte, Monteverdi's The Return of Ulysses, and Janácek's The Cunning Little Vixen. See what's on

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