Gianni Schicchi

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Giacomo Antonio Puccini


Giovacchino Forzano


14 December 1918, New York (Metropolitan Opera)




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Gianni Schicchi (Italian pronunciation: , JAN-nee SKEEK-kee) is a comic opera in one act by Giacomo Puccini to an Italian libretto by Giovacchino Forzano, composed in 1917-18. The libretto is based on an incident mentioned in Dante's Divine Comedy. The work is the third and final part of Puccini's Il trittico (The Triptych)—three one-act operas with contrasting themes, originally written to be presented together. Although it continues to be performed with one or both of the other trittico operas, Gianni Schicchi is now more frequently staged either alone or with short operas by other composers.
Puccini had long considered a set of one-act operas, to be performed in a single evening. Faced with a lack of suitable subjects and opposition from his publisher, he repeatedly put the project aside. However, by 1916 Puccini had completed the one-act tragedy Il tabarro and, after considering various ideas, he began work the following year on the solemn, religious, all-female opera Suor Angelica. Gianni Schicchi, a comedy, completes the triptych with a further contrast of mood. The score combines elements of Puccini's modern style of harmonic dissonance with lyrical passages reminiscent of Rossini, and it has been praised for its inventiveness and imagination.
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Roles in Gianni Schicchi

Gianni Schicchi Baritone
Lauretta Soprano
Zita Contralto
Rinuccio Tenor
Gherardo Tenor
Nella Soprano
Gherardino Soprano or Treble
Betto di Signa Bass

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Arias from Gianni Schicchi

Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1In testa la capellina

Opera: Gianni SchicchiComposer: PucciniAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Gianni Schicchi
2Firenze e come un albero fiorito

Opera: Gianni SchicchiComposer: PucciniAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Rinuccio
3O mio babbino caro

Opera: Gianni SchicchiComposer: PucciniAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Lauretta
4Si corre dal notario

Opera: Gianni SchicchiComposer: PucciniAct:

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Gianni Schicchi