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UMKC Opera Theatre / Conservatory Artist Series / Puccini: Suor Angelica, Puccini: Gianni Schicchi
Kansas City, Missouri
Thursday, 20 October 2016 - 7:30 PM
Friday, 21 October 2016 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, 22 October 2016 - 7:30 PM
Sunday, 23 October 2016 - 2:30 PM
Conductor: Fenlon Lamb
The Conservatory presents its fall opera, directed by Fenlon Lamb. Puccini's one-act operas, Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi, depict divergent paths to heaven and hell. Suor Angelica tells the sad story of a nun who was sent to a convent as punishment for having an illegitimate child, featuring motherly love, pain, guilt, and redemption. Gianni Schicchi is a farcical tale based on an episode from Dante's The Divine Comedy about a greedy family trying to impersonate a dead relative and worm their way into his will. It features one of the most popular arias of all time, "O mio babbino caro."

Tickets: $12 general public; UMKC faculty, staff and all students FREE with UMKC or student ID.
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