Now Streaming On Demand
Gianni Schicchi is generously underwritten by Barry Chester and Elissa Cogan
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!
For the first two weeks, Gianni Schicchi will be streamed exclusively with Ithaca's premiere independent cinema, Cinemapolis.
*Students use discount code: Student
Cast and Creative Team
Gianni Schicchi: Dennis Jesse
Zita: Emily Pulley
Lauretta: Elena Galván
Rinuccio: Daniel Bates
Betto: Nicholas Davis
Simone: Steve Stull
Simone's Nurse: Jeanne Goddard
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
Buoso: James Beckham
Director: Ben Robinson
Co-Director & Editor: David Kossack
Video: PhotoSynthesis Productions
Conductor: Christopher Zemliauskas
Audio Design/Production: Benjamin Costello
Violin I, II, Viola: Max Buckholtz
Cello: Charles Lee
Bass: Nicholas Mathisen
Flute: Elizabeth Shuhan
Oboe: Emily DiAngelo
Clarinet: Emily Dobmeier
Bassoon: Seth Barrett
Horn I, II: Alexander Shuhan
Trumpet: Aleyna Ashenfarb
Timpani, Percussion: Conrad Alexander
Keyboard: Christopher Zemliauskas
In Italian, with English subtitles
Run time: 55 Minutes
Streaming on demand, available through Cinemapolis
October 9-23, 2020
Regular $25 / Industry $15 / Student $10
After the Cinemapolis run, Gianni Schicchi will be available on demand on the homepage.
Opera Ithaca is presenting Gianni Schicchi in association with PhotoSynthesis Productions.