After Buoso Donati—the patriarch of a Florentine family—dies of old age, his remaining relatives are more interested in getting paid than in paying their respects. They hire local schemer Gianni Schicchi to sort out the estate, but get much more than they bargained for with the quick-thinking and enterprising Schicchi.
Starring rising South Korean soprano Hera Hyesang Park alongside Roland Wood in the title role, British theatre director Amy Lane joins us to stage this production of Gianni Schicchi, Italian composer Giacomo Puccini’s lighthearted and fast-paced comedy that originally premiered in 1918.
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