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Pagliacci/Carmina Burana

Portland Opera

By Anne Adams September 24, 2010

Feeling cheery? Trust rising star tenor Richard Crawley to turn that smile upside down.

Portland Opera’s season-opening gut-buster will culminate tonight with Carmina Burana , which, amid the swirl of Bodyvox Dancers, should sound something like this:

And that’s only half of it. Burana will be preceded by another cathartic classic, Pagliacci, Leoncavallo’s tragic tale of a cuckolded clown.

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