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CU to present comic opera 'Gianni Schicchi' 21-22-23 Nov 2015

These are don't miss events for the coming week in South Central Kentucky - CM. "This comedy performed in English is a great first opera to see and is also great for those who love comic opera." - DR. MARK BRADLEY
Complete story has names of international cast, contacts

By Joan C. McKinney
News from Campbellsville University

CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY - Campbellsville University will present the comic opera "Gianni Schicchi" (pronounced Johnny skee kee) by Puccini November 21-23, 2015, in The Gheens Recital Hall, 210 University Drive, Campbellsville, KY. Performance times are 7pmCT/8pmET, Saturday, November 21, 2015; 2pmCT/3pmET, Sunday, November 22, 2015; and 7pmCT/8pmET Monday, November 23, 2015. The production is free and open to the public. Seating will be open seating.

Dr. Mark Bradley, professor of music, said "This comedy performed in English is a great first opera to see and is also great for those who love comic opera." "The story revolves around greedy relatives who want to find a way to change their departed uncle's will so they will get all of his money and possessions."

The cast includes the following:
Rafael Laurindo of Brazil as Gianni Schicchi; Colleen Ames of Elizabethtown, KY, as Lauretta; Amelia Weber of Campbellsville, KY, as Zita; Kevin Durham of Campbellsville, KY, as Rinuccio; Cedric Calhoun of Frankfort, KY, as Gherardo; Esther Chan of Milaysa as Nella; Reece Durham of Campbellsville, KY, as Gherardino; Mitchell Saget of Elizabethtown, KY, as Betto; Bradley as Simone; Yilun Liu of China, as Marco; Hyuk Ki Park of Korea as La Ciesca; Abbey Caudell of Frankfort, KY, as Doctor Spinelloccio, Guccio and Buoso Donati; Tori Hester of Henderson, KY, as Amantio (the lawyer); and Julianna Moura, assistant professor of voice, as Pinellino.
Bradley is directing the production with Moura assisting. Pianist for the production is Chai-Yin Chen of Taiwan.

The production is about an hour in length. For questions, contact the School of Music at 270-789-5237 or Bradley at (270) 789-5270 or

Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 3,500 students offering 63 undergraduate options, 17 master's degrees, five postgraduate areas and eight pre-professional programs. The website for complete information is

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