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Opera | Puccini & Respighi


22 Mar 2024 - 26 Mar 2024




Sherman Theatre, Senghennydd Road, Cathays, Cardiff CF24 4YE

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2024 will be 100 years since the death of one of the most loved composers of Italian opera, Giacomo Puccini, and RWCMD will mark this by mounting Gianni Schicchi, his one act comic opera, which features ‘O mio babbino caro’, one of the most popular arias in all of opera.


Better known for his epic orchestral tone poems such as ‘Fountains of Rome’ and ‘Pines of Rome’, twentieth century Italian composer Ottorino Respighi’s music is full of surprises, and his operatic account of Charles Perrault’s timeless fairy tale ‘Sleeping Beauty’ is no exception.