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Thursday, September 26 | 7:30 pm
Friday, September 27 | 8 pm
Saturday, September 28 | 8 pm
Sunday, September 29 | 3 pm
In honor of CAPA’s 50th anniversary, Columbus’ flagship performing arts organizations—BalletMet, the Columbus Symphony, and Opera Columbus—come together to celebrate the performing arts and showcase the wealth of world-class artists that call Columbus home.
BalletMet will premiere a new ballet choreographed by Artistic Director Edwaard Liang.
The Columbus Symphony will present a multi-disciplinary, theatrically immersive version of Stravinsky’s Petrushka.
Opera Columbus will perform a splendid version of Puccini’s comedic one-act opera, Gianni Schicchi.
It’s a distinctly Columbus, must-see kickoff to the 2019-20 performing arts season!
LEARN MORE ABOUT EACH PRODUCTION
Columbus Symphony performs Petrushka
Stravinsky’s Petrushka is so familiar in the concert hall that it’s easy to forget that it was originally conceived as a breathtaking theatrical spectacle—a tale of love and death at a Russian Shrovetide Fair. We place the musicians of the Columbus Symphony inside the fairground, turn conductor Rossen Milanov into a magician, and with puppets, performers, and live filmmaking, make Petrushka and his fellow-marionettes come startlingly alive. Learn more about Petrushka.
Opera Columbus performs Gianni Schicchi
Gianni Schicchi, a comic one act opera composed by Giacomo Puccini originally premiered at New York’s Metropolitan Opera on December 14, 1918. It contains the well-known soprano aria “O mio babbino caro” (“Oh My Dear Father”). It’s sure to delight the whole Twisted 3 audience.
Full Synopsis of Gianni Schicci
Florence, Italy, 1961. The greedy relatives of the wealthy Buoso Donati discover that the deceased has left his fortune to the church. The young Rinuccio suggests that Gianni Schicchi, a shrewd, self-made man and the father of his girlfriend, Lauretta, can help them. Schicchi arrives with his daughter. Disgusted by the hypocrisy and avarice of the aristocratic family, he is about to leave but is persuaded to stay by Lauretta who proclaims her intention to marry Rinuccio. Reading the will Schicchi devises a plan to impersonate Buoso, realizing no one outside the family knows of his death. The relatives send for the notary and Schicchi, wearing Buoso’s nightshirt and cap, from his sickbed dictates a new will, in which he leaves the greater part of the estate, including the house they are in, to his “dear friend Gianni Schicchi.” The relatives are furious, and steal what they can from the house, chased out by Schicchi, who remains behind with Lauretta and Rinuccio. Turning to the audience, he points out how happy his fraud has made the young lovers and pleads that he not be judged too harshly.