Canberra Opera – Gianni Schicchi and Cavalleri a Rusticana

Belconnen Theatre, Swanson Court Belconnen
23 August to 1 September 2019

Opera lovers are in for a treat with director Kate Millett’s contemporary take on these two short operas,
with glorious music and a chamber orchestra. Both performances are in English.

Kate Millett from Canberra Opera speaks with Barbie.

Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, with musical direction by Colleen Rae-Gerard, is billed as a comedic tale of disputed wills, greed and trickery.

Cavalleri a Rusticana, by Pietro Mascagni, Targioni-Tozzetti and Guido Menasci Rae-Gerardis, is a tragic and dramatic story of passion and revenge, with musical direction by Michael Politi.

The works continue Canberra Opera’s goal of providing specialised training and opera performance for singers, musicians and production and staff.

Adults $35, concessions $30, child 5 to 15 $20, from or