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The Evolution of Fools

  • The National Gallery of Art Washingon, DC (map)

The Evolution of Fools: From Jesters to Buffoons

Our modern-day preoccupation with reality entertainment was foretold by grand opera long before the advent of television…….

New York Opera Society concurrently celebrates Sense of Humor: Caricature, Satire, and the Comical from Leonardo to the Present with this original concert of excerpts from the masterworks Pagliacci (Leoncavallo), Falstaff (Verdi) and Rigoletto (Verdi) including original dialogue by renown opera director Marc Verzatt.

Daniel Beckwith, Conductor. Marc Verzatt, Director. Caitlin Rain, Costume. Alisa Jordheim, Soprano. Dominic Armstrong, Tenor. Sara Murphy, Mezzo-Soprano Gustavo Ahualli, Baritone. Carlos Feliciano, Tenor. Daniel Alexander, Bass. Alex Wang, Tenor. Chamber Ensemble

Free and Open to the Public