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MANUEL de FALLA PUCCINI

La Vida Breve & Gianni Schicchi

“A Rare Treat To Bring Two Seldom Seen Operas To The Stage”

Adelaide Town Hall

30 Aug - 31 Aug 2017
Season Closed

The dramatic plot and evocative musical score of Manuel de Falla’s Spanish opera La Vida Breve balances the sharp humor and melodic wit of Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi.

REVIEWS

"In short, this was a totally delightful evening, a near-triumph for Adelaide’s resident opera company."

Limelight Vincent Plush

"The rare double bill of Spanish opera La Vida Breve and Puccini’s popular Gianni Schicchi delivers an enriching night’s entertainment that balances tragedy and comedy, sensitivity and irony"

In Daily Greg Elliott

"Two classy, contrasting performances in one night."

Bachtrack Brian Angus

Conductor
Brian Castles-Onion
Director
Nicholas Cannon
Director
Douglas McNicol

La Vida Breve
Salud
Gisele Blanchard
La Abuela
Elizabeth Campbell
Paco
Brenton Spiteri
Tio Sarvaor
Pelham Andrews
Carmela
Desiree Frahn
Manuel
Jeremy Tatchell
Cantaor
Andrew Turner
First Saleswoman
Sara Lambert
Second Saleswoman
Fiona McArdle
Salesman
Norbert Hohl
Voice of the Forge
Beau Sandford
with

State Opera Chorus

Gianni Schicchi
Gianni Schicchi
Douglas McNicol
Lauretta
Desiree Frahn
Zita
Elizabeth Campbell
Rinuccio
Brenton Spiteri
Betto Di Signa
Pelham Andrews
Gherado
Norbert Hohl
Nella
Gisele Blanchard
Gherardina
Rachel McCall
Simone
Joshua Rowe
Marco
Jeremy Tatchell
La Ciesca
Fiona McArdle
Maestro Spinellocio
Greg John
Ser Amantio De Nicolao
David Cox
Pinellino
Daniel Goodburn
Guccio
Rodney Kirk
Buoso Donati
Chris Mills
with

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra