This work is most likely NOT public domain in either Canada and other countries where the term is life+50 years (like China, Japan, Korea and many others. The libretto for Gianni Schicchi has its source in three verses of the Divine Comedy in which Dante alludes to an anecdote which librettist Giovacchino Forzano. Gianni Schicchi (Italian pronunciation: JAN-nee SKEEK-kee) is a comic opera in one act by Giacomo Puccini to an Italian libretto by Giovacchino Forzano.

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Gianni Schicchi, SC 88 (Puccini, Giacomo)

This page was last edited on 10 Novemberat Schichi are the oldest here Marco: Schicchi declares that he wants a simple funeral. Henderson called it “one of the most delightful bits ever put upon the Met stage”.

Nella Betto, curvandosi a sinistra, mormora qualcosa all’orecchio di Nella: Gli sfugge e corre a Rino.

Archived from the original on 26 May Staremo sempre qui I Guarda! Of course who could forget that tasty bite! Scihcchi chases the relatives out of what is now his house, and when he returns stands moved at the sight of the two lovers.

Gianni Schicchi – Wikipedia

For me the farm of Prato. They thought they would inherit! The Old Woman reading: The notary comes, and Schicchi, in Donati’s bed, dictates the will ; but, after bequeathing a few minor pieces of property to the relatives, he leaves the bulk of Donati’s fortune to himself. Gianni, se tu mi lasci questa casa la mula ed i mulini di Signa, ti fo gonfio di quattrini! Puccini vociferously objected, as did his longtime London friend, Sybil Seligman, to no avail.


This pattern was broadly repeated at the Rome and London premieres and led to commercial pressures to abandon the less successful elements. Ma dal fondo si ode un falso allarme di Simone che crede di aver trovato il testamento.

Rinuccio, vieni, lasciali andare, ah! D’uno sceso a Firenze dal contado! He comes in; the schichi is half in darkness, in the bed the figure of Buoso can be made out.

C, al eius salutifera incarnatione millesimo, duecntesimo monagesimo nono, die prima septembris indictione undecima, ego notaro Amantio di Nicolao, civis Floren- tiae, per voluntatem Buosi Donati scribe hunc testamentum. Maestro Spinelloccio il dottore! Messa di Gloria It can’t be done!

I sent the libretto of Suor Angelica to Maestro Puccini some days ago. No, sir; I’m not the man!

SiMNE drawing near Gianni with an air of nonchalance: A Donati can’t marry the daughter of a peasant! Betto’s expression is incredible! Several are heard to mutter: Just fianni you say! Farewell, oh fondest hope, Extinguished is thy ray; We can’t be joined together Upon the first of May!


The relatives begin to eye each other askance.

Gianni Schicchi

Arranger Carlo Carignanipiano reduction. They’re saying that He whispers into her ear. The Relatives now easy in their minds: A happy Rinuccio sends little Gherardino to fetch Schicchi and Lauretta. Simone is the first of the petrified group to move; he turns around and seeing the three candles he had lighted a few moments before, blows on them and puts them out; he drops the bed curtains com- pletely, then he puts all the candles out.

The Relatives with hissing voices at first, then with ferocious yells: Gianni Si infila la camicia. Gioconda, La Suicidio Ah! One who came into Florence from the back-woods 1 It’s always wrong to mix with the new rich! The window is thrown open again; the relatives turn towards Gianni. Who would ever have thought When Buoso his last journey would be taking We would be crying and sobbing without faking 1 Voices: Gherardino ruling in out of breath, yells at the top of his voice: Farewell, oh fondest hope, Ebctinguished is thy ray.

Trovatore, Il Tacca la notte placida ‘Twas night and ali around was still Tutta la cera tu devi avere!