YMMV / Pagliacci


  • Awesome Music: It's an opera, so there are many great numbers. "Vesti La Guibba" stands out in particular.
  • First Installment Wins: This is the first opera produced by Leoncavello. It's also the only one that most people will actually witness a live performance of.
  • I Am Not Shazam: The character who sings "Vesti la giubba" is not named "Pagliacci" His real name is Canio and the clown character he plays is named Pagliaccio ("clown"). "Pagliacci" is the plural of "pagliaccio," meaning "clowns," and refers to all the principle characters. Nor does Canio sing "Vesti la giubba" wearing his clown costume that would be his second, lesser-known aria "No! Pagliaccio non son!" which he sings when he snaps during the Show Within a Show in Act II.
  • Magnificent Bastard: Tonio - the closing line was originally given to him, rather than Canio, as he had been the one to engineer the fall of all three of his rivals (Canio for general mistreatment, Nedda for rejecting his advances, and Silvio for being Nedda's preference) without ever getting his own hands dirty.


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