Based on a short passage from Dante's The Divine Comedy and set in the exquisite Italian city of Florence, this sparkling gem tells the story of a large family, each seeking their own healthy inheritance from patriarch Buoso Donati.
On Buoso's death, they tear apart the house to find the will, and discover that all family members are to be disinherited. Mayhem ensues!
Together they conspire to make a new will, to each of their own benefits, and reluctantly engage the services of Gianni Schicchi to aid them with their wishes and desires. But, who will the new ultimately serve to benefit?
Look forward to an evening starring David Kempster in the title role and Helle Gössler as his daughter, Lauretta, and hear up close and personal the famous aria 'O mio babbino caro'. The comedy is set up within a sparkling, witty and chic world by director Jack Furness and designer Hannah Wolfe.
Gianni Schicchi had its world premiere in 1918, as the third one-act opera in Puccini's Il Trittico trilogy. Copenhagen Opera Festival will over the next three years stage the entire trilogy – starting this summer in Børsen.
Gianni Schicchi: David Kempster
Simone: Jakob Zethner
Zita: Sarah Pring
Rinuccio: Luis Gomes
Lauretta: Helle Gössler
Marco: Patrick Egersborg
Nella: Johanna Nylund
Gherardo: Magnus Gislason
La Ciesca: Francine Vis
Betto: Simon Wilding
Maestro Spinelloccio/Pinellino/Guccio: Kristian Krebs
Ser Amantio di Nicolao: Leif-Jone Ølberg
Gherardino: Sanger fra Det Danske Drengekor
Buoso Donati: Kim Nielsen
Pianist: Ulrich Stærk
Conductor: Robert Reimer
Director: Jack Furness
Stage and costume designer: Hannah Wolfe
Lightdesigner: Charlie Morgan Jones
Probs and costume assistant: Therese Jensen
Special thanks to Dansk Erhverv and The Royal Danish Theatre
Illustrationer: Hannah Wolfe
Regular: 395-225 DKK
Youth: 175 DKK*
Duration: 60 minuts
*) Under 27 or students with valid student card