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Gianni Schicchi

Sat. May 13, 2023 at 8pm
Sun. May 14, 2023 at 2pm

Presented by UCI Claire Trevor School of the Arts

Music by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Giovacchino Forzano
Darryl Taylor, Artistic Director

UCI Opera presents Gianni Schicchi, a comic opera in one act about family, deception, greed, and double-crossing. 

Relatives of Buoso Donati, very wealthy and newly deceased, gather for the reading of his will. When they discover their inheritance wasn’t exactly as they hoped, the family enlists the help of the morally flexible Gianni Schicchi to help them alter the outcome. Written by Giacomo Puccini and composed in 1917–18, the Italian libretto by Giovacchino Forzano offers one of Puccini’s best-known and most famous arias, “O mio babbino caro,” based on an incident mentioned in Dante’s Divine Comedy.  

Experience the talent of the students in the Vocal Arts program at UCI in this colorful opera for the whole family. 

General admission: $21
Seniors: $18
UCI Students & Children under 17: $8