Florida Grand Opera

Gianni Schicchi and Buoso's Ghost

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January 28 – 31, 2023


Ziff Ballet Opera House

Run Time

2 hours and 15 minutes, including one intermission

Parental Guide

Ages 18+

Gianni Schicchi
by Giacomo Puccini

Buoso's Ghost
by Michael Ching

The Donatis of Florence, Italy, are the most double-crossing, backstabbing, toxic family since the Borgias — and a lot funnier. When rich, old Buoso Donati finally kicks the bucket, his family is furious to discover that he’s left everything to the church, and even madder when young Rinuccio suggests they call on his girlfriend Lauretta’s lawyer dad to help fix things. They hate Gianni Schicchi! But they have no choice. When Schicchi double-crosses the double-crossers, all hell breaks hilariously loose.

Don't worry — there’s still time for Puccini’s most beloved aria, “O mio babbino caro,” and the rest of Puccini’s sparkling score. But there’s more!

Former FGO music staff and composer Michael Ching has written a sequel to Puccini’s one-act. Buoso’s Ghost picks up at the moment Gianni Schicchi ends, with the discovery that foul play has been afoot in Buoso’s death. Ching’s score is as hilarious as the story line with clever quotations from Mozart to Sondheim. Get ready for toe-tapping and laughter at this side-slapping operatic double feature.

Sung in Italian and English with English and Spanish projected translations.

¡Prepárate para una gran velada de comedia y la mayor estafa del año 1299! El viejo tío rico de la familia está muerto y todo el mundo quiere quedarse con su parte de su patrimonio. Necesitarán la ayuda de un buen abogado de dudosa moral que los engañará a todos. ¿Triunfará Gianni Schicchi o la familia se vengará? Lo descubrirás en la entretenida secuela, Buoso’s Ghost.

Cantada en italiano e ingles con traducciones proyectadas en ingles y español.


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