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CENTRAL CITY OPERA -- GIANNI SCHICCHI (2011): Clip 1 - "Firenze è come un albero fiorito"

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Published on Jul 25, 2011

Glimpses of Central City Opera's 2011 production of GIANNI SCHICCHI.

Music by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Giovacchino Forzano
Conductor: John Baril
Director: Ken Cazan
Choreographer: Ken Cazan
Assistant Director: James Darrah
Scenic and Projections Designer: Cameron Anderson
Costume Designer: Alice Marie Kugler Bristow
Lighting Designer: David Martin Jacques
Wig/Makeup Designer: Jason Allen and Ronell Oliveri
Associate Conductor: Adam Turner

CAST
Rinuccio: Norman Reinhardt
Zita: Peabody Southwell
Simone: Andrew Harris
La Ciesca: Annie Rosen
Marco: Timothy J. McDevitt
Nella: Kaileen Erin Miller
Gherardo: Philippe Pierce
Betto: David Williams
Gherardino: Colorado Children's Chorale
Gianni Schicchi: Daniel Belcher
Lauretta: Joanna Mongiardo
Spinelloccio: Patrick McNally
Amantio di Nicolao: Brian Wehrle
Pinellino: Jesse Malgieri
Guccio: Andrew McLaughlin
Buoso Donati: Brad Benoit

Performed by the Central City Opera Festival Orchestra

Visit http://www.centralcityopera.org for more information.

Translation courtesy of Supertitlist Tom Getty:
...His artful eyes laugh in his odd face, with a nose as big as a tower!
He comes from the sticks? So what!
Enough of your petty predjudices!

Florence is like a blossoming tree
In the Piazza dei Signori.
Its roots draw strength from the fertile valleys, Florence blooms up to the stars With mighty palaces and slender towers.

Berfore the Arno flows into the ocean,
It sings as it kisses the Piazza Santa Croce.
Its song is so sweet and melodious,
The brooks join it in chorus!
Thus may all men of arts and sciences
Join together to enrich Florence!

And down from the Val D'Elsa castles,
Welcome Arnolfo to build his fine tower!
Welcome Giotto from the Mugello woods,
And Medici, the bold merchant.

Enough of petty hate and spite!
Long live the new breed of men, and Gianni Schicchi!

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