Puccini Double Bill

Puccini Double Bill: Suor Angelica & Gianni Schicchi

Giacomo Puccini


Friday, February 14, 2020  |  7:30 pm
Saturday, February 15, 2020  |  7:30 pm


Germantown Performing Arts Center


Italian with English Surtitles

Suor Angelica


michael sakir  Conductor
Ned Canty  Stage Director
KELLY kaduce  suor angelica
phyllis pancella la principessa
amanda quinn suor genovieffa
Tahanee aluwihare  La Badessa & la zelatrice


Gianni Schicchi


michael sakir Conductor
Ned Canty Stage Director
Todd thomas gianni schicchi
kelly kaduce  lauretta
Phyllis Pancella Zita
Darren K. Stokes simone
Philip Himebook rinuccio
Bethania Baray nella
tahanee Aluwihare  la ciesca
Aaron redburn gherardo
daniel spiotta marco
jake stamatis  betto di signa
marcus king maestro spinelloccio & ser amantio di nicolao

About the OPERAS


Join Opera Memphis at Germantown Performing Arts Center for a Puccini Double Bill featuring performances of Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi. A company premiere, Suor Angelica follows the story of young Sister Angelica, who is rumored to have been sent to the convent as a punishment for some terrible deed. Her hard won peace is shattered by the arrival of her aunt, whose obsession with the past may destroy Angelica's future. The second piece, Gianni Schicchi, is Puccini's only comedy, though it's most loved aria, "O mio babbino caro" is at least somehwat serious. An extremely Italian dish made of equal parts love and deceit, the opera is based on portions of Dante's Divine Comedy. Family patriarch Buoso Donati has died, and his "loving" relatives look forward to inherting his vast wealth. When they discover that the deceased left his entire fortune and earthly possessions to a local monastery, there is only one man in Florence who can help them cheat and connive their way out of poverty--the incomparable Gianni Schicchi!