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 Zia principessa
Tahanee aluwihare  The Abbess & The Monitor
Amanda Quinn  Suor Genovieffe
Amanda Mcgee  This Mistress of the Novices
Robin Wilcox  Suor Osmina
Elsa Swanson  Suor Dolcina
Lauren Perrine  The Nursing SIster
Samantha Hammond  First ALms Sister/Tourière
Shannon Lowe Redburn  Second Alms Sister/Tourière
alyce tarver wells  A novice
desiree soto  Frist lay sister
lana Applegarth-nelson  SEcond lay sister


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
Evelyn McGee  Gheradino
Eric Cupp  Pinellino
Kris Grauel  Guccio

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 its most loved aria, "O mio babbino caro" is at least somewhat 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!