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November 21, 2008

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Jerry

i LOVE this post. So true. The show must go on, rather than give up.

Stan

This is true!! Thanks for posting this.

Davis Dorrough

I somewhat agree with your post, but do remember that Canio does end up murdering two people at the end of the opera, his wife and his wife's lover. So, I wouldn't say that he just puts on a happy face and goes on with the show as usual (the show ends up being the most distant thing from the usual). I don't think Canio is trying to necessarily send an encouraging message in this arioso. It is just a very realistic look at how grief-stricken people sometimes look fine on the outside but have a lot of hidden sadness on the inside. This opera was written by someone from the realist movement, and their goal was to project life as it is.

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