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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
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!