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By PhillyNews.FYI , in News , at October 25, 2020 Tags: , ,

The life-art imitation question is age-old, but if 2020 has anything to say the answer is clear: even the fictional characters of our operas have developed Covid-19.

The Atlanta Opera premiered an outdoor series this week, set to run through mid-November, that features live performances of “Pagliacci” and “The Kaiser of Atlantis” under a circus tent on a baseball field, with scripts retrofitted for our virus-plagued times.

In the southeastern US city’s version of “Pagliacci,” an 1890s opera from Ruggero Leoncavallo, the jealous clown Canio contracts coronavirus.

“A world that is in the middle of a pandemic is a part of the storytelling,” said Tomer Zvulun, the Atlanta Opera’s director.


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