Friday, November 9, 2012


I'm going to admit something. I am ignorant. Not about everything, but I was certainly ignorant about Pagliacci.  When I was a child my mom used to say "Don't play Pagliacci with me." We heard it all the time, whenever we did anything she perceived as being slick or clownish. One day I found out he was a clown. Last night I went to Educational Opera Night at the Performing Arts Center, and I found out he was a sad clown. I kinda knew that too because of Smokey Robinson's song "Tears of a Clown."

Anyway, Me & the 11 y/o went to the Opera last night and I learned so much. I heard songs that I have always heard on a quick commercial for a Pavarotti performance.

I learned about Pagliacci's story and it was educational and moving. I am very thankful for free Educational Opera Night here .


  1. I went to see Pagliacci last night as well. I had never seen it in person before, only on PBS. I really enjoyed it, but it was so brief. It was nice to get home before 10, LOL. I'm glad you enjoyed it!

    Did you take your children? Did they enjoy it as well? It took a while to cultivate Baby Boy's love of the opera, but now he's as big a fan as I am.

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  3. I did take my 11 y/o. Both the girls and I love opera, but the older one had to work. She missed it.

  4. I think we live in the same town. We've been here 18 months.