Pagliacci - OFJ
Opera 2018 Program 1
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
20:30 hrs. Teatro Degollado
Thursday, April 26, 2018
20:30 hrs. Teatro Degollado
Saturday, April 28, 2018
20:30 hrs. Teatro Degollado

Opera 2018


Orquesta Filarmónica de Jalisco
Dorian Wilson,
Musical Direction

Ragnar Conde, Stage Direction

CANIO: Arsen Soghomonyan, tenor
NEDDA: Irasema Terrazas, soprano
TONIO: Carlos López, baritone
BEPPE: César Delgado, tenor
SILVIO: Enrique Ángeles, baritone
Coro Municipal de Zapopan (Zapopan Municipal Chorus), Timothy G. Ruff Welch, Director

Tuesday, April 24th, 8:30 PM.
Thursday, April 26th, 8:30 PM.
Saturday, April 28th, 8:30 PM.
Opera 2018, Teatro Degollado


The OFJ presents:  One of the most important works in operatic history, Pagliacci, with both libretto and music written by Ruggero Leoncavallo.

Premiered in May of 1892, Pagliacci (Clowns) was inspired by an incident witnessed by the composer during his youth in Calabria, when a jealous actor murdered his wife onstage during a theatrical performance, right in front of the audience.


The OFJ will be joined by young Armenian tenor Arsen Soghomonyan as Canio; soprano Irasema Terrazas performs as Nedda (his wife); her lover, the source of the discord, will be interpreted by Jalisco-born baritone Carlos López. Our own state´s talent comes to the fore in the voices of tenor César Delgado (as Beppe) and baritone Enrique Ángeles as Silvio, as well. The Zapopan City Chorus, directed by Timothy Ruff Welch (Coro Municipal de Zapopan) will also participate. 

Musical direction for the opera will be provided by Dorian Wilson, and scenic direction by Ragnar Conde.

There will only be three performances of Pagliacci, Leoncavallo´s masterpiece, at the Teatro Degollado: Tuesday, April 24th, Thursday, the 26th, and Saturday, the 28th of April, all beginning at 8:30 PM.