Bozo’s Fortune

An adaptation of Gianni Schicchi, music by Puccini
2f, 2m, puppets, musicians. Can be done with 1f, 1m, puppets, 2 musicians (Audience 8 and up)

Anne Rankin and Jiayin Liu with some of Bozo's greedy relatives

Puccini’s short comic opera is about greedy relatives trying to overturn a will and the trickster who outwits them all. With broad humour and audacious impersonation, Bozo’s Fortune is a wickedly funny fable.. Greed is exposed, avarice is punished, and love is triumphant. It features one of the most popular of all Puccini arias ‘O mio babbino caro’ (O my beloved Daddy). Theatrical surprises abound as two singer/actors play eight different characters, many on stage at the same time.

Bozo’s Fortune entered the touring repertoire of Shoestring Opera in March, 2009. Produced by The Shoestring Opera. Directed by Molly Thom. Arrangements by Justin Hiscox.

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