Grange Park Opera is a charity | Support

Gianni Schicchi

Giacomo Puccini

COMING SOON

When 60-year-old Puccini decided to compose his first comedy, he chose as his subject a Florentine con-man famed for his powers of mimicry. Everyone knew about him and his wicked ways. Dante depicted him in the Divine Comedy doing terrible things.

 

But Puccini saw the funny side.

The head of the wealthy Donati family dies and leaves his immense fortune to a monastery. Against their snobbish instincts, the distraught family call upon an outsider Gianni Schicchi to “fix” the problem.

Cast

GIANNI SCHICCHIWILLIAM DAZELEY
LAURETTA, his daughterCHLOE MORGAN
ZITA, cousin of Buoso DonatiSARA FULGONI
RINUCCIO, Zita’s nephewLUIS GOMES
GHERARDO, Buoso’s nephew  ∙ JEFFREY LLOYD ROBERTS
GUCCIO, a dyer ∙ Played by JEFFREY LLOYD ROBERTS sung by WILLIAM DAZELEY
NELLA, Gherardo’s wifeAILISH TYNAN
GHERARDINO, their son LORCAN VOADEN
BETTO DI SIGNA, Buoso’s brother in-law / MAESTRO SPINELLOCCIO, a doctor & notary  ∙ ALAN EWING
SIMONE, cousin of Buoso ∙ JEREMY WHITE
MARCO, Simone’s son / PINELLINO, a cobblerEMYR WYN JONES
LA CIESCA, Marco’s wife ∙ JESSICA COSTELLOE

Creatives

DIRECTOR ∙ STEPHEN MEDCALF
SOUND ∙ TOM MARSHALL
VIDEO PRODUCTION ∙ DANIEL ZAFER
PIANO & MUSIC DIRECTOR ∙ CHRIS HOPKINS