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Pagliacci Royal Blue Short Jacket

Item# 10064389

Pagliacci Royal Blue Short Jacket by Richard Tsao

Designer, Richard Tsao took his inspiration for this royal blue short jacket from the costumes and iconic buttons of the commedia dell’arte characters seen in Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci.

Sleek and whimsical it is fully lined with shoulder pads, a fitted bodice, full-length sleeves with fold-back cuffs and colorful silk-covered buttons with loop closures.

It is tailor-made from hand-woven, iridescent Thai silk spun on old-fashioned looms in Thailand.

Please Note: Additional sizes and colors may be available at our store in Lincoln Center. Please call for information or to make an appointment. (212) 799-3100 Extension 2399.

  • Hand-woven Thai silk
  • Tailor-made
  • Dry-clean only
  • Sizes S–XL


Ruggero Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci

First heard in 1892, Pagliacci is one of the defining examples of verismo, an operatic genre that aimed for a realistic approach to storytelling. The opera has become almost inseparable from Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana, a stylistically similar work that preceded it by two years and served as a musical and dramatic model for Leoncavallo. Combining the two as a double bill—affectionately known among opera lovers as Cav/Pag—became standard practice shortly after the Met introduced the idea in 1893.




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