A Night at the Opera: Gianni Schicchi
Jan 20, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Imperial Symphony Orchestra's annual opera production welcomes opera professionals to Lakeland for a two-week rehearsal and performance schedule including special workshops for students. Puccini’s hilarious Gianni Schicchi, sung in English, is a comic opera based upon an incident in Dante’s Divine Comedy where Schicchi is condemned to Hell for impersonating the rich Buoso Donati in order to make Donati’s will favorable to Schicchi. The short, one act opera will be preceded by famous choruses.
The Imperial Symphony Orchestra, a community orchestra is comprised of 80 volunteer musicians, who have made it their mission to entertain, educate and inspire audiences through enlightening performances of symphonic music. The orchestra presents a number of concerts each year, primarily at the RP Funding Center, but also at other venues throughout the area.