If the people don’t find their way to the opera, the Opera Bicycle will find its way to the people.
When most people think of opera they think of big concert halls, deep orchestral pits, hushing seatmates and ticket reservations made in uncommonly good time. It hasn’t always been like this, it doesn’t always have to be like this, and the Opera Bicycle proves it by presenting opera in an unexpected format. In Italian it’s known as Pagliacci, but in Danish Leoncavello’s mini opera has always just been called Bajadser (The Clowns). The classic, which celebrates its 125th year this summer, tells the story of a theatrical road company where intrigue runs wild and reality merges with illusion. An opera director, four soaring vocal talents, two new circus artists and a conducting pianist breathe new life into the tragic comedy.