Mobile Opera opened its 2015-16 season with “Pagliacci” in a new location on Friday and Sunday, Oct. 23 and 25. The opera was performed in The Temple Downtown, the distinctive Egyptian Revival structure built in the 1920s as a Scottish Rite Temple. “Pagliacci is a classic story of betrayal and murder set in rural Italy about 1900,” said Stacey Driskell, spokesperson for Mobile Opera. “A traveling troupe arrives in a small village to produce a comedy about a love triangle, but the love triangle proves to be real and the comedy turns to a tragedy,” she said. Tenor Tyler Smith played jealous husband Canio, Soprano Amal El-Shrafi played Canio’s wife, Nedda and Patrick Jacobs portrayed Nedda’s lover Silvio. Baritone Ron Loyd of New York took on Tonio, the bitter fourth wheel who poisons the already precarious situation. Both performances were sold out.