GIANNI SCHICCHI & BUOSO'S GHOST
2018 FESTIVAL | PUCCINI | CHING
DATES: Sun., April 29, 2018 at 2 pm and Sat., May 5, 2018 at 7:30 pm
WHERE: The Grand Opera House (818 N. Market St., Wilmington, DE)
TICKETS: $29 and up; Buy multiple performances and save!
BOX OFFICE 302-442-7807
Based on part of Dante’s Divine Comedy, Gianni Schicchi (the final installment of Puccini’s Il Trittico) is the beloved comic opera about the conniving Donati family's attempts to change their deceased uncle's will for their own gain. Buoso’s Ghost, a contemporary “sequel” to Gianni Schicchi by Michael Ching, suggests that wealthy Uncle Buoso did not die of natural causes. Packed with drama and laughs, Buoso’s Ghost fills out Puccini’s original story and confirms that no one can outsmart Gianni Schicchi!
Baritone Sean Anderson stars as Gianni Schicchi, with Sara Duchovnay as Lauretta and Kirk Dougherty as Rinuccio. Michael Ching conducts, and A. Scott Parry (La Cenerentola, 2017) returns to direct. Fully staged at Wilmington's Grand Opera House.
Sung in Italian and English, with English supertitles.
Estimated running time is 2 hours 30 minutes with a 25 minute intermission.
PRE-SHOW LECTURE: Please join us for an informative pre-show talk one hour before curtain on the lower level of The Grand! Please note: seating is limited, so please arrive early.
April 29: A. Scott Parry (director)
May 5: Michael Ching (conductor & Buoso's Ghost composer)