“A rare treat to bring two seldom seen operas to the stage”

“A rare treat to bring two seldom seen operas to the stage”

MANUEL de FALLA
PUCCINI

LA VIDA BREVE &
GIANNI SCHICCHI

ADELAIDE TOWN HALL 

30 & 31 AUGUST 2017

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.

LimelightVincent 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 DailyGreg Elliott

Two classy, contrasting performances in one night.

BachtrackBrian Angus

CAST

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

State Opera Chorus- La Vida Breve

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

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra

CREATIVES

Conductor Brian Castles-Onion
Director- La Vida Breve Nicholas Cannon
Director- Gianni Schicchi– Douglas McNicol

GALLERY

Photos: Bernard Hull