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OPERA "I PAGLIACCI" - Deruta Collezioni Figurines

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Opera "I Pagliacci" Figurines
by Deruta Collezioni
This figurines represent one of the protagonists from the Italian opera “I Pagliacci”.

“I Pagliacci” is a two acts “dramma per musica” by the composer Ruggero Leoncavallo (1857-1919), first performed 21st May 1892 at the Teatro dal Verme, Milan, conducted by Arturo Toscanini.

The protagonists are:
Canio
(tenor), head of a troupe of traveling actors, in the play: Pagliaccio;
Nedda (soprano), his wife, in the play: Colombina;
Tonio (baritone), member of the troupe, in the play: Taddeo the clown;

The play is located in the small Italian town of Montalto in Calabria during the "Ferragosto" (the catholic Italian holiday of the Assumption in mid-August) in the 1860s. PAGLIACCI background:
Fascinated - and irritated - by the success in 1890 of Pietro Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana, Leoncavallo decided to write and compose a short, realistic opera himself. In the autumn of 1890 he offered the libretto to the Milan publisher Edoardo Sonzogno - who had Mascagni under contract, too - and was told to go ahead with the composition.

Exceptionally individually hand-molded masterpiece figurines.
The quality and attention to detail, in these collectible ceramic figurines, is apparent in each piece and will not disappoint even the most discriminating of tastes.
Fully hand painted by master artisans in the Italian region of Umbria, perfect for that extra-special gift to be treasured throughout the years and passed down from generations.
We have grouped them together in collections depicting Musicians, Clowns, Ballerinas, Dolls and more, as a celebration of the best moments of life.


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