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Dido and Aeneas & Gianni Schicchi
presented by The Flora L. Thornton Opera Program
Thursday, February 27, 2020 • 7:30 PM & Saturday, February 29, 2020, 7:30 PM
Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell
Gianni Schicchi by Giacomo Puccini
Keith Colclough, Director
With the Pepperdine University Orchestra
Pierre Tang, Conductor
The Flora Thornton Opera Program showcases its depth and versatility in this double billing of Purcell's baroque tragedy and Puccini's verismo comedy. The works will be performed back-to-back with a brief intermission. Both operas feature memorable arias such as "When I am laid in earth" and the iconic "O mio babbino caro."
Dido and Aeneas will be sung in English, and Gianni Schicchi will be sung in Italian.