English Touring Opera Puccini’s one-act operas Il tabarro (directed by James Conway) and Gianni Schicchi (directed by Liam Steel) could hardly be more different: one is a moody romance ending in a grotesque murder on a barge in Paris, and the other is a sparkling comedy about a family inheritance in Florence. Conducted by Michael Rosewell.
First performed in 2011 to great critical acclaim, this double bill shows Puccini at his finest as a master of the theatre that speaks to the heart.
“Ensemble work doesn’t get tighter than this.” – Independent on Sunday
★★★★★ The Independent
★★★★★ Sunday Express
★★★★ Daily Telegraph
★★★★ The Times
Sung in Italian with English surtitles. Running time is approximately 130 minutes including a 25 minute interval.
There will be a pre-show talk at 6.30pm in the Garret Bar, before the performance.