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USD Opera presents Suor Angelica & Gianni Schicchi
April 30 @ 3:00 pm - May 1 @ 5:30 pm
The University of South Dakota presents a Puccini double-bill in English with orchestra.
The tragic one-act opera, Suor Angelica, tells the story of a young woman from an aristocratic family who bears a child out of wedlock and is sent to a convent to repent for her sins and to protect the family reputation. Her seemingly peaceful life is shattered by the arrival of her aunt, who brings news that may destroy Angelica’s future.
Gianni Schicchi is a one-act comic story of family greed. When the head of a wealthy family dies and leaves his immense fortune to a monastery, the family calls upon an outsider to “fix” the problem, resulting in hilarious and unexpected results!
Director: Dr. Tracelyn Gesteland
Conductor: Dr. Luis Viquez
Saturday, April 29, 2023 at 7:30pm
Sunday, April 30, 2023 at 3pm
Aalfs Auditorium (inside Slagle Hall)