Gianni Schicchi – Opera Rogaland

Wednesday 29. September 202129. Sep 2021 19:00 Buy


O mio babbino caro – oh, my dear dad, Lauretta sings to her father Gianni Schicchi to be allowed to be with her beloved Rinuccio. The love expressed in her well-known aria is perhaps in contrast to the jealousy, hypocrisy, manipulation and duplicity that otherwise characterizes medieval Florence, where the action in the opera is set. But is Lauretta as innocent as she may seem, trying to get her way through with her father?

The wealthy Buoso Donati is dead, and his countless relatives pretend to be mourning. We quickly understand however that they are primarily looking for their share of the inheritance. It is rumored, however, that everything will be bequeathed to a monastery! Gianni Schicchi proposes to hide the body and offers to play the role of Buoso Donati on his deathbed, so that he can dictate a new will – a will that highly benefits Donati’s good “friend” Gianni Schicchi… We look forward to a fun comedy filled with lies, deception and last but not least, beautiful songs!

In this production, the eminent director Einar Bjørge has gathered inspiration from the 80s and American TV series such as The Dynasty and Dallas.

The performance is produced by Opera Rogaland, in good collaboration with UIS / UK.

Approx. 1 hour and 20 minutes; without intermission.

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