UCI Opera and UCI Symphony: Gianni Schicchi

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UCI Opera and UCI Symphony

Gianni Schicchi

Music by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Giovacchino Forzano
Darryl Taylor, artistic director
Sarah Krasnow, stage director
Geoffrey Pope, conductor
Featuring the UCI Symphony Orchestra


May 13 - 14, 2023


Irvine Barclay Theatre

Opera at UCI presents Gianni Schicchi, a comic opera in one act about family, deception, greed, and double-crossing. Relatives of Buoso Donati, very wealthy and newly deceased, gather for the reading of his will. When they discover their inheritance wasn't exactly as they hoped, the family enlists the help of the morally flexible Gianni Schicchi's help to alter the outcome. Written by Giacomo Puccini and composed in 1917-18, the Italian libretto by Giovacchino Forzano offers one of Puccini's best-known and most famous arias, "O mio babbino caro," based on an incident mentioned in Dante's Divine Comedy. Experience the talent of students in the Vocal Arts program at UCI in this colorful opera for the whole family.

Evening: May 13 at 8:00 p.m.
Matinee: May 14 at 2:00 p.m.

General admission: $21
Seniors, Groups 10+, UCI Faculty & Staff: $18
Arts Packages: $16
UCI Students & Children under 17: $8

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Performance Program

Saturday May 13, 2023, 8:00 pm
Sunday May 14, 2023, 2:00 pm