Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts

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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

Smothers Theatre

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.

 

Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts

Box Office

310.506.4522

 

Open Monday through Friday, noon to 5 PM,
and two hours prior to most performances.