The tragic Pagliacci by Ruggero Leoncavallo is consistently on the global list of the most frequently performed operas. The powerful themes of love, guilt and betrayal remain vital to audiences of all time periods. As the plot of a play mirrors the relationships and secrets of the actors, life and art intersect with violent results.

Click the photo to see the Laugh Clown "Inspired by..." bracelet commemorating the tragic clown Pagliacci.