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Puccini: Suor Angelica & Gianni Schicchi
Puccini's emotional and comic roller coaster double bill

In both Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi Puccini takes us on a thrilling emotional roller coaster of a ride through two very contrasting cautionary tales about greed and moral hypocrisy.

Suor Angelica is a tragic psychodrama set in a convent where a young nun is serving penance for conceiving an illegitimate child and has to do battle not just with the moral superiority of the church and her family but also with her own conscience.

Gianni Schicchi is a frantic farce (and Puccini’s only comic opera) about a family that tries to alter a large inheritance to their favour. It is fabulously funny, skilfully constructed and is commonly regarded as Puccini’s miniature masterpiece.

In these compelling condensed pieces Puccini packs three acts of emotion and drama into a single opera and both feature Puccini’s famous trademark – a knockout aria for the heroine: Senza mamma (Motherless) in Suor Angelica and the universally famous O mio babbino caro (O my beloved Father) in Gianni Schicchi.

This year these two operas celebrate their 99th anniversary and yet their inspired music and high octane drama remain both fresh and relevant today as you will see in this beautiful new production for the Academy.

Conductor :Pietro Mianiti
Director: Stephen Barlow
Set Designer:Yoki Lai
Costume Designer: Cindy Ho Pui-shan
Lighting Designer:Win Chan Wun-in

Main Cast:
Suor Angelica|Hedy Chan
La Zia Principessa|Wang Huanyu
Gianni Schicchi|Lam Kwok-ho
Lauretta|Ruan Xinai
Wesley Lam
Betto di Signa
Holdon Man
Irwin Chan

Academy Symphony Orchestra
Start Sales Date
14 Feb 2017 (Tue) at 10am
Event Nature
Opera sung in Italian with Chinese and English surtitles
Promoter Name
The Hong Kong Academy For Performing Arts

The programme information is for reference only. The organiser reserves the right to change programme information or schedule should unavoidable circumstances dictate.
  • Marked Seating
  • This program is suitable for audience age 6 or above.
  • Each ticket admits one person only. A valid ticket must be presented for admission.
Society of HKAPA Members (Purchase at HKAPA Box Office only): $130 / $85

Purchase with APA Alumni Association Membership Card (Not apply to Internet & Hotline booking): $130 / $85

Group of 10 tickets or more in a transaction (Not apply to Internet booking): $130 / $85
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Date & Time
14 Mar 2017 (Tue) at 7:30pm
16 Mar 2017 (Thu) at 7:30pm
18 Mar 2017 (Sat) at 7:30pm
The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Drama Theatre
Ticket Pricing
Adult: $150 / $95
Full-Time Student / Senior Citizen / Disabled with valid I.D.: $65

Ticket price does not include customer service fee.
Concession ticket holders are required to present acceptable proof of identity / age for entry.
Seating Plan