Washington National Opera
Gianni Schicchi, the setting for the iconic aria “O mio babbino caro,” is a larger-than-life comedy showcasing all Puccini’s comic eloquence.
A rich old man, Buoso Donati, has just died in Florence and left all his wealth to a monastery. His outraged relatives call on wily Gianni Schicchi to straighten things out for them. Schicchi obliges by impersonating the deceased and summoning the notary to dictate a new will, but then tricks the relatives and makes himself the main beneficiary.
Listen : O mio babbino caro
Sung in Italian with French supertitles
Opéra de Québec Chorus
Orchestre symphonique de Québec