Strut & Fret and Opera Carnivale presents

Opera Carnivale - I Pagliacci (The Jokers) by Leoncavallo

Part of the inaugural season of The Spiegeltent Wollongong

HOMEGROWN ACT: Opera Carnivale presents a riveting and immersive opera experience taking you back to the era of film noir.

29 Apr – 29 Apr

Opera Carnivale is taking you back to the 40s and the era of film noir in this riveting, immersive opera experience, presenting I Pagliacci (The Jokers) by Leoncavallo as you have never seen it before.

The audience is transplanted to the set of a black and white movie as Opera Carnivale presents this dark, thrilling story of passion and love betrayed.

Audience members are encouraged to come dressed in black and white glamour, in the Hollywood style of the great film icons of the 40s.

Opera Carnivale is the brainchild of Rachel Bate and Narelle Yeo, featuring a joint collaboration of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and the Wollongong Conservatorium of Music, a unique collaboration between young professionals and talented students from the Conservatorium. Opera Carnivale is not opera-as-usual, with performers pushing the bounds of opera convention and audience members playing a part in the story along with the performers. 

Don’t forget to wear black and white as your favourite Hollywood icon from the 40s!

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Venue Information

The Spiegeltent Wollongong, Spiegeltent Wollongong, Arts Precinct


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Admission: $25

(A per transaction fee of $6.90 applies for phone and online bookings.)

PLEASE NOTE: This is a general admission event and seats are not allocated.

Performance Times
General Public:
Sat 29 Apr, 2.30pm

Running Time
Approx. 60 mins (no interval)

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