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Guildhall School Opera Triple Bill

Mascagni, Donizetti & Wolf-Ferrari

Silhouette of a woman's face in profile, looking down with eyes closed, overlaid with blue smoke

A live-streamed trio of darkly comic Italian operas, exploring troubling romantic relationships and escapist fantasies in the interwoven lives of three Florentine women.

Susanna is suspected by her controlling husband of having an affair when he smells smoke on her clothes, but is that really her secret in this tale of marital misunderstanding?

Silvia is trapped in the luxurious but unfulfilling life of an escort, and longs for the innocence of true love. When she meets the man of her dreams it seems this wish has been answered, but will she follow her heart?

Rita believes she has lost her abusive husband at sea, and now reflects his bullying nature onto her downtrodden new spouse. When the first husband reappears unexpectedly, the two men must decide – who is most deserving of her?

This new Guildhall production, directed by Stephen Medcalf, reimagines these challenging and thought-provoking stories for the present day.

These operas contain scenes of a sexual nature, references to and depictions of domestic abuse, flashing lights and loud noises.

Presented by Guildhall School of Music & Drama.

Sung in Italian with English subtitles
Featuring two opera casts on alternate nights


Watch the production again

Guildhall School of Music & Drama is offering the chance to catch up on this Opera Triple Bill for free via their website until 27 November.

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