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Gianni Schicchi 2007Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (RSAMD)

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It is perhaps a surprising quirk of its repertoire decisions that Scottish Opera has never staged Gianni Schicchi or any other of Puccini's one-acters. But the students at the Academy have done it a few times, and having lots of individually characterised small roles makes it an attractive work for the student body to undertake. This was not one of the more memorable stagings, however. When playing comedy, it is so often the case that less is more. This staging was so overcrowded with frantic activity that it wasn't as funny as it might have been if it had been played straight.

Performance Cast

Buoso Donati the deceased

Dominic Peckham

Zita a cousin of Buoso, aged sixty

Bentina Tryggvadóttir

Rinuccio Zita's nephew, aged twenty-four

Matthew Marriott

Gherardo Buoso's nephew, aged forty

Reuben Lai

Nella Gherardo's wife, aged thirty-four

Kirstin Sharpin

Gherardino Gherardo's son, aged seven

Monica McGhee

Betto di Signa a cousin, age unknown

Felipe Oliveira

Simone a cousin, aged seventy

Trevor Bowes

Marco Betto's son, aged forty-five

Markus Norrman

La Ciesca Marco's wife, aged thirty-eight

Alexandra Cassidy

Gianni Schicchi aged fifty-one

Rhys Jenkins (Jan 19, 27)

Whitaker Mills (Jan 20, 25)

Lauretta Schicchi's daughter, aged twenty-one

Bylgja Dís Gunnarsdóttir

Maestro Spinelloccio a doctor

Terence Ayebare

Ser Amantio di Nicolao a notary

Benjamin Weaver

Pinellino a cobbler

Julian Guidera

Guccio a dyer

Barry McAleer

Performance DatesGianni Schicchi 2007

Map List

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

19 Jan, 19.15 20 Jan, 19.15

Festival Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

25 Jan, 19.15 27 Jan, 19.15

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