Christian Reif to lead the Opera San Jose on November 17, 2018 (Photo credit: Opera San Jose)
This Saturday, November 17, conductor Christian Reif makes his debut with Opera San Jose in their production of Leoncavallo’s “Pagliacci”. The six performances through December 2 will continue their 35th season at the California Theater. You can buy tickets here.
Opera San Jose describes the narrative as “the saga of a jilted lover and a jealous husband, Pagliacci tells the tale of Canio, the leader of a traveling commedia dell’arte troupe. Canio is the clown who must laugh, and make others laugh, while masking his grief after learning that his wife Nedda has betrayed him with another man. In the end, art meets tragedy in a rage of passion and jealousy.”