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The LA Opera On The Air: Puccini's Gianni Schicchi & Leoncavallo's Pagliacci

Craig T. Mathew
LA Opera
Brenton Ryan as Beppe in "Pagliacci."

Airs Saturday, July 16, at 12 noon. This week we return once again to the LA Opera on the Air for a series of five performances opening up their season with a double bill featuring Puccini's Gianni Schicchi & Leoncavallo's Pagliacci. In the Puccini we'll hear Plácido Domingo as Gianni Schicchi and Arturo Chacon Cruz as Rinuccio, with Andriana Chuchman as Lauretta, Meredith Arwady as Zita, Greg Fedderly in the role of Gherardo, and Stacey Tappan as Nella.

In the performance of Leoncavallo's Pagliacci we'll hear Marco Berti as Canio and Ana MaríaMartínez as Nedda, with George Gagnidze as Tonio, Liam Bonner as Silvio, and Brenton Ryan as Beppe.

The Los Angeles Opera Orchestra and Chorus will be under the direction of Grant Gershon for Gianni Schicchi and Plácido Domingo for Pagliacci. Our stage directors were Woody Allen & Kathleen Smith Belcher for Gianni Schicchi and Franco Zeffirelli & Stefano Trespidi for Pagliacci.