There is a deadly love triangle between Nedda and Tonio (played by Todd Thomas). Nedda ends up rejecting Tonio,but Canio ends up knowing she has a secret lover. Then.......WEll of course I am not going to spoil it!
This opera was so fun to work on, makeup wise creating clowns, I was literally in makeup heaven. lol The cast and crew were so great to work with and I hope to work with them again in the future. Not to mention watching actual circus performers on stage was phenomenal. My favorite was the fire performers! So if you ever see a Pagliacci poster at your local theater definitely check it out! It is a quintessential Itallian verismo opera featuring one of the most famous tenor arias of all time!
Ironically while i was working on this production one of the top questions I got asked was, Whats your favorite face paint? I love working with as many brands as I can so I know what I am looking for depending on the type of project I am working on. I have to say that my favorite after years of body painting has to be Wolfe FX Paint. The brand was started by two brothers who are face/body painters, so its great to have a brand that produces products by artists.
Their Hydrocolor line is the best and so easy to use, it is activated using water, so all you have to do is dip your brush in some water dip it in the Hydrocolor paint pot and get to work! Whats also awesome about the product line is that the colors are rich and dense, their black and white colors are the truest colors I have see once applied on the skin. They are wax based as well, which means the products allow for flexibility once its applied on the skin and doesn't crack once its dried and the colors don't become "muddy" if applying it over a base color. All in all, if you haven't tried Wolfe FX Paint I would definitely check them out they're inexpensive you can purchase them in different sizes and you can stack colors for better storage.
That's it for now guys! Tune in soon for a makeup time lapse!
"Believe you can and you're halfway there" Theodore Roosevelt
Photos by Opera Omaha Orpheum Theater 2018