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Opera Happy Hour: Verismo Opera and Reality TV

Posted on: April 20, 2021

Jeremy Frank, LA Opera's Associate Chorus Master is actually a man of many talents: conductor, pianist, educator and mixologist? He is certainly the delightful host of LA Opera Connects' popular Opera Happy Hour web series. Are you a fan of reality TV? Well, believe it or not, opera has its own style of this truth-like entertainment, called "Verismo". In this episode, Jeremy walks us through one of the best-known and well-loved examples of Verismo opera - Pagliacci (the one with that famous sad clown).