February 15 – 18
Meadows Lyric Theatre: “Suor Angelica” & “Gianni Schicci” by Giacomo Puccini
7:30 p.m. Thurs.-Sat., 2:30 p.m. Sun.
Bob Hope Theatre / Owen Arts Center
$17 for adults; $13 for seniors; $11 for students, faculty and staff
To commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the death of Giacomo Puccini, Meadows Lyric Theatre presents a double-bill of the composer’s heart-rending Suor Angelica and his only comedy, Gianni Schicchi. These works, the second and third parts of his Il Trittico, premiered at the Metropolitan Opera in 1918.
Suor Angelica tells the story of a young woman who has had a child out of wedlock and is sent to a convent to atone for her sin. When she receives news that her child has died, she drinks poison. Realizing too late that she has committed a mortal sin, she begs the Madonna for mercy. In Gianni Schicchi, we meet the greedy Donati family who discover that the wealthy Buoso has left all his money to the church, leaving them bereft of an inheritance. Reluctantly, they team up with the wily Schicchi to rewrite the will in their favor, only to watch him turn the tables on them.
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