Gianni Schicchi

I hope you had a chance to see Gianni Schicchi when it was performed at the Union Society earlier today, well technically yesterday. It was a great performance, with wonderful music and song. I was lucky enough to be there for their dress rehearsal, below are my favourite photos from the day.

 

Buoso Donati is dead. His relatives are gathered to mourn his loss with the utmost sincerity. They obviously don’t care at all about the vast wealth (particularly ‘the mule, the house and the mills at Signa’) and who it may have been bequeathed to. But it actually turns out that Donati has flagrantly left all of his possessions to a monastery and the bickering frantic relatives, desperate to do anything to prevent Donati’s money going to help the church and the poor, turn to the one man who can help them. The humble, lowly, yet devious Gianni Schicchi.

Text from Camdram.

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Laurence Panter, Stephen Matthews and Harry Bradford
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Peter Lidbetter, Rosalind Dobson and Amber Evans
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Harry Bradford and Gareth Mattey
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Edward Reeve (conducting) and Laurence Panter
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James Ward, Harry Bradford, Amber Evans, Emma Simmons, Rosalind Dobson, Peter Lidbetter and Laurence Panter
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Harry Bradford, Amber Evans, Stephen Matthews, James Ward, Emma Simmons, Peter Lidbetter, Laurence Panter
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Harry Bradford, Amber Evans, Stephen Matthews, James Ward, Emma Simmons, Peter Lidbetter, Laurence Panter
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Emma Simmons, James Ward, Laurence Panter and Rosalind Dobson
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Stephen Matthews
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Gareth Mattey
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Harry Bradford, Stephen Matthews and Emma SImmons
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Lucia Azzi
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Rosalind Dobson and Amber Evans
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Laurence Panter, Stephen Matthews and Harry Bradford
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Olivia Brett and Michael Morrison
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Peter Lidbetter, Rosalind Dobson, Amber Evans, Emma Simmons and Laurence Panter
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Laurence Panter and Olivia Brett
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Michael Morrison, Steohen Matthews, Harry Bradford and James Ward
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Emma Simmons and Michael Morrison
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Emma Simmons, Olivia Brett, Laurence Panter, Michael Morrison
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Edward Reeve, Michael Morrison, Emma Simmons, Olivia Brett, Laurence Panter
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Michael Morrison, Olivia Brett, Emma Simmons, Laurence Panter
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Michael Morrison and Olivia Brett
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Laurence Panter, Stephen Matthews and Michael Morrison
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Michael Morrison and Olivia Brett
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Michael Morrison and Olivia Brett with Peter Lidbetter and Amber Evans in the background
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Rosalind Dobson, Harry Bradford, Amber Evans, Peter Lidbetter, Stephen Matthews, Michael Morrison, Laurene, Olivia Brett
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Laurence Panter and Olivia Brett
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Peter Lidbetter, Rosalind Dobson, James Ward, Harry Bradford, Michael Morrison, Emma Simmons
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Seb Johns (doctor), Stephen Matthews, James Ward, Emma Simmons, Peter Lidbetter, Amber Evans and Rosalind Dobson
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Gareth Mattey and Lucia Azzi
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Rosalind Dobson, Stephen Matthews, Peter Lidbetter, Harry Bradford, James Ward, Laurence Panter and Seb Johns
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James Ward, Michael Morrison, Harry Bradford and Laurence Panter
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Peter Lidbetter, Stephen Matthews, Emma Simmons and Michael Morrison
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Emma Simmons and Michael Morrison
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Emma Simmons, Peter Lidbetter, Stephen Matthews, Harry Bradford and James Ward
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Peter Lidbetter, Gareth Mattey, Amber Evans and Stephen Matthews
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Michael Morrison, Olivia Brett and Stephen Matthews
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Edward Reeve, Michael Morrison and Amber Evans
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James Ward
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Rosalind Dobson, Emma Simmons, Edward Reeve, Michael Morrison and Amber Evans
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Peter Lidbetter
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Michael Morrison and James Ward
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Laurence Panter, Michael Morrison and Peter Lidbetter
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Laurence Panter, Amber Evans, James Ward, Emma Simmons, Michael Morrison and Peter Lidbetter
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Edward Reeve
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Seb Johns (with moustache) and James Ward
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Michael Morrison and Amber Evans
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Michael Morrison and Amber Evans
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Stephen Matthews, Rosalind Dobson, Harry Bradford, Emma Simmons, Amber Evans, James Ward and Peter Lidbetter
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Michael Morrison, Olivia Brett and Laurence Panter
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Olivia Brett and Laurence Panter
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Michael Morrison

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Cast
Lauretta – Olivia Brett
Zita – Emma Simmons
Ciesca – Amber Evans
Gianni Schicchi – Michael Morrison
Betto – Peter Lidbetter
Simone – James Ward
Marco – Stephen Matthews
Gherardo – Harry Bradford
Doctor and Notary – Seb Johns
Nella – Rosalind Dobson
Rinuccio – Laurence Panter
Gherardino – Lucia Azzi

Production Team
Director – Gareth Mattey
Musical Director – Edward Reeve
Producer – Alice Greenwood, Emanuel Singer
Orchestral Manager – Joe Cowie
Assistant Director – Lucia Azzi

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