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