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As the 2018-2019 season opens, Lifelong Learners head south for the eleventh trip to the popular Opera Omaha series in the beautiful Orpheum Theatre. With its recognizable music and memorable story of “the clowns,” this Italian opera, in a prologue and two acts, with music and libretto by Ruggero Leoncavallo, remains the only Leoncavallo still widely performed. In operatic history, it is also known for its 1892 premier in Milan with conductor by Arturo Toscanini.

Passion, jealousy, and rage collide for Nedda and her husband Canio, who are leaders of a troupe of traveling street performers. The love triangle they enact on stage is, for them, all too real and too deadly.

Pagliacci is a quintessential Italian verismo opera featuring one of the most famous tenor areas in the operatic canon. Conductor Timothy Nures leads an all-star cast including Jonathon Burton as the tragic clown and Leah Partridge singing her first Nedda. Jason Ferrante is Beppo, and Todd Thoma plays Tonio.

We will leave WITCC at 9 a.m. and travel by motor coach to Omaha. A delicious lunch in Omaha is included in your fee. The performance begins at 2 p.m. and ends at approximately 5 p.m. We will be back in Sioux City by 7 p.m.

Location: Park in Parking Lot 2B. The bus will arrive at 8:45 a.m. for boarding. Fee: $115 (includes ticket, meal, and transport)
Max: 42 / Min: 24
Lifelong Learning membership required
Course #19/FY-CPDV-2737-01 
Waiver #19/FY-CPDV-2737-02

*Early registration is strongly recommended. Full payment is due on booking. For an additional fee of $25, you may purchase the cancellation waiver which provides a refund of the trip price at any time for any reason. We regret that there can be no refunds unless you have purchased the waiver. The waiver must be purchased at the time of the ticket purchase. 


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