Zanetto & Gianni Schicchi – 2012 Season

Pietro Mascagni

 

Opera in one act

Libretto by Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti and Guido Menasci after an Italian translation by Emilio Paga of Francois Coppée’s play Le passant.

By arrangement with Schott Music Limited

Sung in Italian with English surtitles

First performed 2 March 1896, Liceo Musicale Rossini, Pesaro

With the City of London Sinfonia

New production (first ever by Opera Holland Park)

Opera Holland Park, Holland Park, London

 

Gianni Schicchi

Giacomo Puccini

Opera in one act

Libretto by Giovacchino Forzano after an episode in Dante’s Divine Comedy Sung in Italian with English surtitles

First performed 14 December 1918, Metropolitan Opera, New York

With the City of London Sinfonia

New production (first ever by Opera Holland Park)

Opera Holland Park, Holland Park, London

 

Performances on 22, 26, 29 June and 3, 6, 12, 14* July 2012 at 7.30pm

*Additional performance of the double-bill at 2pm featuring The Christine Collins Young Artists’ performance of Gianni Schicchi

 

Conductor Manlio Benzi

Associate Conductor Matthew Waldren (6 July, 14 July matinée)

Director Martin Lloyd-Evans

Designer Susannah Henry

Lighting Designer Colin Grenfell

Associate Director Oliver Platt

Répétiteurs Stuart Wild, Liz Rossiter

Stage Manager Ian Taylor

Deputy Stage Manager Hannah Boustred

Assistant Stage Managers Jessica Stanton, Claire Litton

 

Cast Zanetto

Zanetto Patricia Orr

Silvia Janice Watson

 

Cast Gianni Schicchi

Gianni Schicchi Alan Opie

Lauretta Anna Patalong

Zita Carole Wilson

Rinuccio Jung Soo Yun

Gherardo Neal Cooper

Nella Sarah Redgwick

Betto Simon Wilding

Simone William Robert Allenby

Marco Charles Johnston

La Ciesca Catrin Johnsson

Master Spinelloccio Aidan Smith

Amantio di Nicolao John Lofthouse

Gherardino Niall Windass

Pinellino Dickon Gough

Guccio Mark Spyropoulos

 

For The Christine Collins Young Artists’ performance

Gianni Schicchi Alan Opie

Lauretta Christina Petrou

Zita Laura Woods

Rinuccio Adam Tunnicliffe

Gherardo Leonel Pinheiro

Nella Maud Millar

Betto Aidan Smith

Simone Timothy Dickinson

Marco Laurence Meikle

La Ciesca Chloe Hinton

Master Spinelloccio Nathan Morrison

Amantio di Nicolao Timothy Connor

Pinellino Alistair Sutherland

Guccio Ian Beadle