Listen, Saturday, 2/29, at 7:30p for a live broadcast of Michigan Opera Theatre’s “Gianni Schicchi & Buoso’s Ghost,” two one-act comic operas. “Gianni Schicchi,” with music by Giacomo Puccini, is a dark farce based on a real story included in Dante’s Inferno. The opera includes some of Puccini’s best music, including the famous aria “O mio babbino caro.” Buoso’s Ghost is a sequel to Gianni Schicchi based on the premise that Buoso Donati did not die of natural causes. The comedy begins two hours after the events in Gianni Schicchi end, and follow the progress of Schicchi as he tries to discover the circumstances of Donati’s death. Music and libretto by Michael Ching. Dave Wagner hosts. Broadcast support provided by The Kresge Foundation, Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, and by listeners like you. Thank you.
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