June 11, 2016 | Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
Shalimar the Clown
Composer:Jack Perla
Librettist:Rajiv Joseph
Synopsis
 Shalimar the Clown tells the story of Shalimar and his beloved Boonyi, who have grown up together in a pastoral Kashmiri village, making people laugh as acrobats and dancers in a traditional folk theater. Though one is Muslim and one is Hindu, they fall in love – and despite all odds, their village embraces their marriage. But when a new American ambassador sees Boonyi dance, dark clouds gather. The promise of a new life tears their love apart and sends Shalimar down a path of revenge.


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Opera Theatre of Saint LouisShalimar the Clown6/11/2016 - 6/25/2016


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New Works Exploration Grants2016
The Opera Fund: Audience Development 2015
The Opera Fund: Repertoire Development2014

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Approximate Runtime (hh:mm)
02:15

Number of Acts
2

Original Cast
Sean Panikkar
Katherine Goeldner


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