PucciniAccess Gianni Schicchi
Theatre Royal Glasgow:
Thursday 16 March 2023, 3pm
Festival Theatre Edinburgh:
Thursday 23 March, 3pm
Join us for a fully staged version of Gianni Schicchi (from Puccini's epic tryptic Il trittico), specially created for those who enjoy a more relaxed opera experience.
If a full-length opera doesn’t feel like the right fit, our afternoon Access performances give you the flexibility and freedom to relax, move about as required, and have a fantastic time!
Access performances are open to all and make coming to a favourite opera as easy and stress-free as possible. With full cast and orchestra and narration to take you through the story, there are extra staff on hand to help and a smaller capacity to allow everyone space. So whether you’re living with dementia or Long COVID, recovering from an operation, have a young baby or would simply benefit from the more relaxed atmosphere, you can enjoy everything opera has to offer.
Kindly supported by Scottish Opera's Education Angels
Approximately 2 hours including interval.
Sung in Italian with English supertitles and narration.
£10 – wheelchair spaces should be booked in advance.
Free tickets available for school groups. Call the box office to book.
About Gianni Schicchi
World-renowned director Sir David McVicar returns to Scottish Opera with Puccini’s epic triptych, Il trittico – a first both for him and Scottish Opera.
Gianni Schicchi – one of the three one-act operas that together make up Il trittico – is a devilish black comedy following a dysfunctional family caught in the snare of a shameless conman.
Puccini’s score is a masterpiece of light and shade and includes the favourite ‘O mio babbino caro’.
What makes an Access performance?
- Performances have a maximum running time of 2 hours, including a 30 minute interval, with all the best music
- Afternoon start times for easier travel
- A narrator guides you through the story, with The Orchestra of Scottish Opera and cast
- Welcoming front of house staff who have undergone training provided by Alzheimer’s Scotland
- Doors open 45 minutes before the start – so there’s lots of time to get settled in
- Wheelchair spaces and extra staff on hand to help if you want to transfer
- Brighter lighting levels in the auditorium
- No need to keep quiet or sit still; you can come in and out of the auditorium during the show
- Lower capacity to allow everyone extra space
- Watch the live show on TV screens around the theatre if you need to
- Quiet areas available if you need to take a break
- Enjoy tea and cake in the café beforehand!
Cast & Creatives
Osian Wyn Bowen
Betto di Signa
Ser Amantio di Nicolao
Sir David McVicar
Fiona MacSherry, Toby Hession, Kristina Yorgova
Paola Quaglia and Pamela Recinella