Theatreland Memorabilia

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Gianni Schicchi

Composer: Giacomo Puccini. Text: Giovacchino Forzano.

Productions

Metropolitan Opera House, New York, 1918
Royal Opera House, 1920
London Coliseum, 1978, ENO

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Metropolitan Opera House, New York
First performance: 14th December 1918

CharacterPlayed By
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Royal Opera House
First performance: 1920

CharacterPlayed By
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London Coliseum
First performance: 8th February 1978 (double bill with Duke Bluebeard's Castle)
English translation: Edward Downes. Conductor: Mark Elder.
Producer: Colin Graham. Designer: David Collis.
Lighting: John B. Read. Staff Producer: Steven Pimlott.

CharacterPlayed By
Gianni SchicchiThomas Hemsley
Lauretta, his daughterJoy Roberts
Simone, a cousin, Relation of Buoso DonatiHarold Blackburn
Marco, his son, Relation of Buoso DonatiMalcolm Rivers
Ciesca, Marco's wife, Relation of Buoso DonatiDella Jones
Gherardo, Buoso's nephew, Relation of Buoso DonatiStuart Kale
Nella, his wife, Relation of Buoso DonatiAnne Conoley
Gherardino, their son, Relation of Buoso DonatiBruce Knight
Betto di Signa, Relation of Buoso DonatiJohn Tanter
Zita, a cousin of Buoso, Relation of Buoso DonatiAnne Collins
Rinuccio, Zita's nephew, Relation of Buoso DonatiHenry Howell
Maestro Spinelloccio, a doctor from BolognaHarry Coghill
Ser Amantio di Nicolao, a laywerEric Shilling
Pinellino, a cobblerDavid Marsh
Guccio, a dyerNiall Murray

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