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San Diego Opera Presents The Puccini Duo: S. Angelica & G. Schicci

February 19, 2023 to February 19, 2023
2:00 PM - 2:00 PM

About this event

The Puccini Duo, brings to life two great Puccini one-act operas. Suor Angelica tells the story of a woman (Marina Costa-Jackson) who bears a child out of wedlock and is sent to a convent for penance. After seven years, she is visited by her aunt, the Principessa, who brings tragic news of her son, which sets in motion a series of dire actions that ultimately result in tragedy, forgiveness, & peace. The comic-opera Gianni Schicchi begins with the death of wealthy Florentine Buoso Donati, & his distraught family who are upset about being forgotten in his will. So they enlist the help of fixer Gianni Schicchi who helps turn the tables, but not in the way they expect. Considered a comic masterpiece, this is a dark satire based on a real story mentioned in Dante\'s Inferno & includes the famous aria \"O mio babbino caro.\" Sung in Italian with projected English translations.