Date(s) - Saturday, February 11, 2023
You may know some toxic people, but have any of them ended up immortalized as denizens of Dante’s Inferno? The Donatis of Florence, Italy, are the most double-crossing, back-stabbing, toxic family since the Borgias—and a lot funnier. When rich old Buoso Donati finally kicks the bucket, his family is furious to discover that he’s left everything to the church, and even madder when young Rinuccio suggests they call on his girlfriend Lauretta’s lawyer dad to help fix things. They hate Gianni Schicchi! But they have no choice. When Schicchi doublecrosses the doublecrossers, all hell breaks hilariously loose. Don’t worry—there’s still time for Puccini’s most beloved aria, “O mio babbino caro,” and the rest of Puccini’s sparkling score. But there’s more! Former FGO music staff and composer Michael Ching has written a sequel to Puccini’s one-act. Buoso’s Ghost picks upt at the moment Gianni Schicchi ends, with the discovery that foul play has been afoot in Buoso’s death. Ching’s score is as hilarious as the storyline, with clever quotations from Mozart to Sondheim. Get ready for toe-tapping and laughter at this side-slapping operatic double feature.
Sung in Italian and English with English and Spanish projected translations.
Tickets and additional information available HERE.