Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama: David Seligman Opera School

Opera Double Bill



22 - 26 March 2024

Further details

  • Space: Main House
  • Language: Sung in Italian, with surtitles in Welsh and English.
  • Duration: Approximately 2 hours 20 minutes (including an interval)
Important Information

This production contains smoke/haze and scenes which some audiences might find upsetting. Find out more.

Puccini: Gianni Schicchi /
Respighi: La bella dormente nel bosco (The Sleeping Beauty)

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.

Sung in Italian, with surtitles in Welsh and English.

Conductor Carlo Rizzi
Director Caroline Clegg

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