When James T. Spencer, director of the Syracuse University Brass Ensemble (SUBE), turned to accept the applause at the 2018 Great American Brass Band Festival (GABBF) in Danville, Kentucky, he joked to himself, “Now what do we do for an…
Setnor School to Present Comic Opera ‘Gianni Schicchi’ Jan. 26-27
The Opera Theater in the College of Visual and Performing Arts’ Rose, Jules R. and Stanford S. Setnor School of Music will present the one-act comic opera “Gianni Schicchi” on Friday, Jan. 26, and Saturday, Jan. 27, at 8 p.m. in the Rose and Jules R. Setnor Auditorium, Crouse College. The performances are free and open to the public.
Directed by Setnor faculty member Eric Johnson, “Gianni Schicchi” features music by Giacomo Puccini with libretto by Giovacchino Forzano. An English version by Jonathan Howell G’18 and Paula Homer will be performed with orchestra conducted by music director and Setnor faculty member James Tapia.
“Gianni Schicchi” was originally set in 12th-century Florence, Italy, but has been updated to contemporary New York City. The greedy Donati family expects a rich inheritance when its wealthy uncle Buoso dies, but discovers to its chagrin that he has left all his money to charity. They summon the self-made man Gianni Schicchi to help them out of this predicament, with unexpected consequences.
Originally part of “Il Trittico” (“the Triptych”), the opera lasts approximately one hour and features the beloved aria “O mio babbino caro.” The cast features Setnor students and faculty, with guest artist Angky Budiardjono G’15, a Setnor alumnus, performing the role of Gianni Schicchi.
For most Setnor Auditorium events, free and accessible parking is available in the Q1 lot. Additional parking is available in the Irving Garage. Campus parking availability is subject to change; call 315-443-2191 for current information or for more information about the opera.
If you require accommodations for this event, contact Michelle Taylor at email@example.com by Monday, Jan. 22.
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