Puccini Gianni Schicchi
Poulenc Les Mamelles de Tirésias
James Bonas Director
Matthew Kofi Waldren Conductor
Two of the most successful laugh-out-loud operas in the repertoire. Composed in 1945, Poulenc’s surreal opera The Breasts of Tirésias tells of the Wife who changes sex to obtain power among men. Gianni Schicchi, Puccini’s last completed opera, is a dark comedy whose eponymous hero tricks a family of mourners into parting with their inheritance.