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10/23/2021, 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

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Opera Memphis bids farewell to the Clark Opera Memphis Center with intimate performances of Pagliacci 

After nearly two decades of residency at the Clark Opera Memphis Center, Opera Memphis is on the move to a new home within the city. As we bid farewell to the building we've called home, Opera Memphis will present four performances of Leoncavallo's stunningly dark masterpiece Pagliacci. Join us for riveting performances from some of the rising stars of Verismo opera on October 22, 23, 29, and 30. Tickets are extremely limited and can be purchased through our website by visiting our Ticketing Page. If you'd like to purchase tickets by phone, please email and provide a contact number, and a member of our staff will reach out to you.  


Pagliacci was composed by Ruggero Leoncavallo and saw its professional premiere in Milan in 1892. More than a century later, it remains a staple of the masterworks repertoire for its riveting dramatic storytelling, lush orchestration, and scintillating vocal writing. Pagliacci tells the story of a traveling commedia dell’arte acting troupe comprised of four vagabond performers: the troupe leader Canio, his listless and dissatisfied wife Nedda, the fool Tonio, and the young, idealistic Beppe. Each character represents an archetype of the commedia dell’arte style, and the troupe performs a play-within-the-play which culminates in a fiery confrontation between Canio, Nedda, and Nedda’s secret lover, Silvio. 

Learn more about the cast by clicking here!



By purchasing your ticket you agree to uphold Opera Memphis's health and safety protocols which are in effect as of September 21, 2021. 

  • Masks are required at all Opera Memphis events held INDOORS for the 2021/22 season regardless of vaccine status.
  • Attendees are required to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination OR a negative Covid-19 test taken within 3 days (72 hours) prior to the performance.
  • Attendees are required to submit photo identification that matches the full name on the proof of vaccination or test.
  • No food or drink in the performance venue.
  • Performance programs will be digital for the 2021/22 season.

Regarding proof of COVID-19 vaccination, the following are acceptable as proof of full vaccination:

  • Vaccination card (which includes the name of the person vaccinated, type of vaccine provided, and date of the last administered dose).
  • A printed photo of the attendee’s vaccination card.
  • A photo of the attendee’s vaccine card stored on a phone or electronic device.
  • Documentation of vaccination from a healthcare provider electronic health record or state Immunization Information System record.

Fully vaccinated means that your final vaccination was more than 14 days prior to the date of your performance. 

Self-reported vaccination records that are not verified by a health care provider cannot be accepted.


If you have questions or comments about this policy, please email and a member of our team will be in touch.