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Gianni Schicchi's Divine Comedy

Interview with baritone Artur Ruciński — By Anna Schauder

Based on a incident in Dante's famous fresco, Giacomo Puccini's opera Gianni Schicchi trades tragedy for comedy. Polish baritone Artur Ruciński offers a delectable interpretation of the Florentine falsifier in Laurent Pelly's production. He describes a big-hearted father whose mischievous ploys also allows him to take revenge on the Donati family for their scorn of the lower classes.

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