25 July 2013, 16:23
1875 |

Born of childhood

As a child little Ruggero (Ruggiero) Leoncavallo witnessed a murder of a traveling circus female performer. Later he used his memories of the incident in the story plot of his opera “Boofans” a theatrical performance of which took place in the Grand Hall of the Yerevan Philharmonia (conducted by Eduard Topchyan). The action of the opera takes place on a platform, raised on the stage base. According to the design of Sukias Torosyan a cast of traveling circus artists, mimes, and a children choir joined the “Commedia dell'arte”- actors to recreate Leoncavallo’s romantic drama.

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