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Gianni Schicchi (Nathan Milholin) and Lauretta (Karen Barraza) -
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Michele (Jared Bybee) from
Giorgetta (Vanessa Vasquez) and Michele (Jared Bybee)

2015–2016 Season

An Evening of Puccini: Gianni Schicchi & Il tabarro · Puccini

With the AVA Opera Orchestra
Sung in Italian with English supertitles

Wednesday, April 13 – Saturday, May 14, 2016

FREE OPERA PREVIEW - April 13, 5:30pm at AVA - reserve here

$10 student tickets are available for Haverford.
Students are FREE at Central Bucks South.

Gianni Schicchi

Richard Raub, conductor
Tito Capobianco, stage director

Briefly mentioned in Dante’s Inferno, title character Gianni Schicchi plays upon the avarice of a dead man’s family to take for himself the large part of their inheritance.

Debuting in Philadelphia in 1918, Philly audiences have seen Nelson Eddy and Licia Albanese perform roles. The 2009 Opera Company of Philadelphia production featured AVAlumni Ailyn Pérez and Stephen Costello as Lauretta and Rinuccio.

Il tabarro

Christofer Macatsoris, conductor
Tito Capobianco, stage director

Il tabarro (“The cloak”) was originally conceived as a companion piece for Gianni Schicchi in Puccini’s Il trittico (along with Suor Angelica). It is the second-most frequently performed of the Triptych and is often paired with Gianni Schicchi. Presented in the style of verismo (“realism”) opera, the story revolves around a love triangle of a barge owner, his wife and a stevedore.
The cloak that once warmed the barge owner's young bride now hides a chilling secret for her...

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