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Lyric Theatre of San Jose
271 South Market Street, San Jose, California 95113
An Iconic-Comic Double Bill!
Lyric Theatre proudly presents two of the most famous one act music productions in the repertoire, Giacomo Puccini’s comic farce Gianni Schicchi, and Gilbert and Sullivan’s first collaborative effort, Trial By Jury.
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Puccini’s last completed opera is a masterpiece of character and wit, and shows the great master at the height of his powers. Featuring the famous soprano aria “O mio Babbino, caro” the cast is truly an ensemble; there is no chorus and every singer plays a unique character.
The plot involves the Donati Family, sadly bereaved at the recent death of their beloved Uncle Buoso. Or are they? Grieving soon turns to thoughts of the rich man’s Will, with both young and old hungering for a piece of the old man’s estate. Unfortunately for them, the miserly old Buoso has left everything to a monastery! What to do? Call on Gianni Schicchi to save the day!
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Gilbert & Sullivan’s only opera without spoken dialog is a light hearted, farcical satire on the legal system. Written in 1875, it was the now-famous team’s first joint success in theater, and has been regularly performed ever since.
Trial By Jury promises us a typical day in England’s Court of the Exchequer, in the same way that an episode of People’s Court is a typical day in a modern court. Angelina, a young jilted bride, is suing her fiancée Edwin for breach of promise. Years before the “pre-nup,” marriage was already a financial as well as romantic transaction!
Come and enjoy these two iconic-comedies as we present both masterworks in the present day, poking fun at our modern lives, beliefs, fashions, and yes, “reality” TV!
Performances at the Montgomery Theater in Downtown San José
Sat, June 17, 2017, 8 pm
Sun, June 18, 2017, 2 pm
Fri, June 23, 2017, 8 pm
Sat, June 24, 2017, 2 pm
Sun, June 25, 2017, 2 pm
Producer: Michele Sullivan
Stage Director: Michael Morris
Music Director: Bruce Olstad
In conjunction with our Gianni Schicchi/Trial by Jury main stage production (June 17–25, 2017), Lyric Theatre is proud to announce a Food and Fund Drive for Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara/San Mateo Counties.
Through a network of nonprofit partners at over 850 sites, including 83 public K-12 schools and many local colleges, Second Harvest provides nutritious and fresh food to a quarter of a million people each month – approximately 1 in 10 people in these two counties We applaud Second Harvest for this amazing effort, and invite you to visit their website at shfb.org/
and learn more about the wonderful work of this hardworking nonprofit.
During all five June performances at the Montgomery, Lyric Theatre welcomes its audience members to donate food and/or funds to Second Harvest’s vital work. For your convenience, there are multiple ways and levels of giving at the lobby: from tax-deductible cash, credit card or check donations to non-perishable food dropoff (no glass containers, please).