Gianni Schicchi (second feature)

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Gianni Schicchi

Gianni Schicchi

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Gianni Schicchi


Giancarlo Giannini, Roberto Frontali, Federica Guida, Manuela Custer, Vincenzo Costanzo, Marcello Nardis, Caterina Di Tonno, Gugliemo Angeloni, Bruno Taddia, Giacomo Prestia, Roberto Maietta, Veronica Simeoni, Matteo Peirone, Enrico Marabelli, Andrea Pellegrini, Gaetano Triscari


Damiano Michieletto, from the libretto by Giovacchino Forzano for the opera by Giacomo Puccini with the same title

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Cut out of the will of the very wealthy Tuscan businessman Buoso Donati, who died unexpectedly in his home, the man’s relatives turn to Gianni Schicchi, a wheeler-dealer who is famous for nonchalantly navigating the quibbles of the law. Schicchi is initially uninterested but he accepts the job on the insistence of his daughter Lauretta, who is in love with Rinuccio, Donati’s young nephew. Since there is no official communication of Donati’s death, Schicchi tells them to hide the body and he takes the place of the dead man to dictate a new will. But his clients don’t know that Schicchi is so crafty that he, in turn, has organized the perfect scam...