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San Diego Opera Podcast - Pagliacci: A Verismo Horror Story

Summer is coming to an end, so it is time to for the return of our opera podcast series. Did you miss us? We missed you. This week, we look at Pagliacci , the first opera of our season. Pagliacci is a terrific piece of musical theatre: exciting, dramatic, suspenseful and overpowering. One can make more than a few connections between the verismo style of this opera and the world of cinema, especially the films of Alfred Hitchcock and giallo specialists like Bava and Argento. Let's have a little fun with those connections as Dr. Nicolas Reveles, the Geisel Director of Education and Outreach for San Diego Opera discusses some of his favorite things!