Gianni Schicchi


Streaming presentation, September 2020
by Giacomo Puccini

"...backstabbingly socially distant..."

What do you do when the family patriarch dies in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic? Hire a con man and change his will.

Giacomo Puccini's comedic one-act masterpiece, premiered in the midst of the 1918 Spanish influenza pandemic, is brought to you as an original film produced by Opera Ithaca. Join and us and see just what happens when opera's favorite dysfunctional family goes into quarantine. Best of all - you can enjoy from the complete safety of home!

Cast and Creative Team
Gianni Schicchi: Dennis Jesse
Zita: Emily Pulley
Lauretta: Elena Galván
Rinuccio: Daniel Bates
Betto: Nicholas Davis
Simone: Steve Stull
Nella: Sarah Beckham-Turner
Gherardo: Brent Reilly Turner
Gherardino: Quay Blanks
La Ciesca: Megnot Toggia
Marco: Michael Scarcelle
Maestro Spinelloccio: Robert Hansen
Amantio di Nicolao: Rebecca Shorstein
Pinellino: Jake Stamatis
Guccio: Trysten Reynolds
Director: Ben Robinson
Co-Director & Editor: David Kossack
Video: PhotoSynthesis Productions
Conductor: Christopher Zemliauskas
Sound Design: Benjamin Costello

In Italian, with English subtitles

Run time: 55 Minutes

Streaming information will be released in late August

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