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  • Writer's pictureJacob

HARLEKIN STUDIO OPERA present PAGLIACCI


I'm so excited to announce that tickets are now on sale for Harlekin Studio Opera's fresh take on Pagliacci. For the first time I'm working as producer, and not director or conductor, but watching the work come together under the expert direction of the HSO team has been a hugely rewarding experience.


Several of my students from the Zualski School of voice will take on substantial roles in the performance and I'm delighted that in some cases they will even be filling trouser roles to bring emerging opera director Jamie Whitfield's vision to fruition.


The opera is a dark comedy focussing on the plight of a young woman with an extremely jealous husband. As Nedda tries to keep herself safe and flee her abuser she ends up inveigled into a plot to flee with another man. Despite the hard hitting themes, the music is tuneful and the choruses uplifting.


Summerhill Bowling Club, is just a short walk from Newcastle City Centre - near to the Discovery Museum, Alphabetti Theatre and Dance City. The bar will be open before performances, and at the interval and offers a broad selection of alcoholic and soft drinks. There's a broad selection of craft beers, and 0%abv options too.



Come and support our mission to make opera accessible to all, and enjoy an immersive cabaret experience like no other.


Harlekin Studio Opera

Pagliacci - Leoncavallo

Conductor: Desmond Lau

Director: Jamie Whitfield

Chamber Orchestra


Run Time: 1.5 hours

*Themes of domestic violence - viewing discretion advised.

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