Com­edy and tragedy in two op­eras at theatre

Hinckley Times - - LETTERS -

TWO Ital­ian op­eras are promis­ing to raise the emo­tions in Hinck­ley.

A com­edy and a tragic tale, from the reper­toire of Gi­a­como Puc­cini, will be en­gag­ing au­di­ences at the Con­cor­dia Theatre in Stock­well Head.

Gianni Schic­chi tells the comic tale of a greedy fam­ily desparate to cash in from the will of a re­cently de­parted rel­a­tive.

In con­trast, Sis­ter An­gel­ica is a mov­ing story about a young nun forced into a con­vent af­ter a fam­ily scan­dal.

The two short op­eras are be­ing per­formed as part of a new project from Stan­ley Opera.

They were orig­i­nally part of a trip­tych of work by the Ital­ian com­poser, which pre­miered in New York in 1918.

Gianni Schic­chi is on Thurs­day October 12 and Sis­ter An­gel­ica on Fri­day October 13, both start­ing at 7.30pm.

A dou­ble-bill with both op­eras is tak­ing place on Satur­day October 14, at 7.30pm.

Tick­ets are £10 and are avail­able from the theatre box of­fice, by call­ing Hinck­ley 615005, on the Con­cor­dia Theatre web­site and on the door, from 7pm each night.

Two Puc­cini op­eras are on at the Con­cor­dia Theatre in Hinck­ley. Pic­tured: Deb­bie Dub­ber­ley is play­ing An­gel­ica, in Sis­ter An­gel­ica.

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