January 4, 5 and 6 | 8:30 PM
January 7 | 3:00 PM
Stadsschouwburg de Harmonie
Giacomo Puccini/Giovacchino Forzano
Opera Spanga is celebrating its 25th year! For this anniversary OPERA SPANGA is preparing a special project in collaboration with Sinfonia Rotterdam conducted by Conrad van Alphen: Gianni Schicchi, a comedy about wealth, greed and family.
When the rich and powerful Buoso Donati dies, his family’s excitement about his estate is infinitely greater than their sorrow over his loss. They start searching for his will like a flock of hungry vultures. Apparently Donati has bequeathed everything to a monastery. There is absolutely no way they will allow this to happen. They come up with a trick. Rinuccia, the youngest scion of the family, suggests asking Gianni Schicchi, the father of her lover, for advice. They shudder at the mention of his name, but Gianni Schicchi is already on his way and proves to be a man with ideas.
Gianni Schicchi is made possible by: Bank Giro Loterij / Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds / Provincie Friesland / Fonds Podiumkunsten / VSB fonds / SNS Reaalfonds / Gemeente Weststellingwerf / Budgetcam / Frisian Rent / Brava NL Klassiek / Henk Hupkes