Opera Columbus is continuing its Opera on the Edge program with an (abridged) hour-long, English-language adaptation of Leoncavallo's legendary drama.

Opera Columbus is continuing its Opera on the Edge program with an (abridged) hour-long, English-language adaptation of Leoncavallo’s legendary drama.

Shadowbox Live hosts the intimate, final performances of the opera in its Backstage Bistro this weekend (4 p.m. Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday).

“Pagliacci” is the dark tale of a love triangle between a husband, wife and her lover, as they work in a traveling acting troupe. While the setup seems predictable, the outcome is anything but — “La commedia è finita!”