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Gianni Schicchi by Puccini
Date: Saturday 6 February 2016
Time and duration:
8:00pm On-screen speeches commence.
8:15pm One-act opera for 55 minutes. There is no interval.
9:10pm Curtain calls.
9:25pm Approximate conclusion time.
Language: The opera is sung in Italian with English subtitles.
Synopsis: Gianni Schicchi features one of the world’s most popular arias, ‘O mio babbino caro’. The comedy takes place over one day, when a family’s greedy inheritance plans are disrupted. Cunning trickery is everything in this story; only the young lovers remain blissfully ignorant of the scheming around them. Puccini’s final completed opera is a loving tribute to Italian theatrical and musical tradition.
Cast: Director – Lindy Hume, Conductor – Brad Cohen, Gianni Schicchi – Douglas McNicol, Lauretta – Kiandra Howarth, Zita – Fiona Campbell, Rinuccio – Virgilio Marino, Nella – Katja Webb, Betto di Signa – Mark Alderson, Simone – Andrew Collis, Marco – Sam Roberts-Smith, La Ciesca – Ileana Rinaldi.
listen to this beautiful aria here sung by soprano Maria Callas