DetailsPuccini's only comic opera. The title character is an historical figure mentioned in Dante's The Inferno. Puccini's scheming, comic subverter, Gianni Schicchi, does leave some hope for the future. Whilst his resourcefulness and cunning at times appear to have suspect motivations, Gianni Schicchi assures the happiness of the lovers, his daughter Lauretta, and Rinuccio. Puccini's comic score includes some of his most dexterous and brilliant writing.
Cast/Performers Craig Smith, Sarah-Jane Lewis, Luciano Botelho, Bradley Travis, Galina Averina, Andrew Glover, Ian Beadle, Charne Rochford, Timothy Dawkins, Clarissa Meek, Dominic Walsh, Ed Ballard, Maciek O'Shea, Jamie Rock, Joanna Skillett, Emma Watkinson.
Creatives/CompanyAuthor: Puccini (1918)
Lyrics: Giovacchino Forzano
Company: English Touring Opera
Director: Liam Steel
Conductor: Michael Rosewell
Design: Neil Irish