The Friends of Chester Beatty
return to Blackwater Valley Opera Festival, Lismore 2021
We are delighted to return to the
Blackwater Valley Opera Festival this September. This year, Friends of
Chester Beatty will be given exclusive access at the opening night in the
majestic grounds of Lismore Castle:
This season's opera is Gianni
Schicchi by Puccini. In this hilarious farce, the Donati family is mourning the
passing of their patriarch, Buoso. Their tears, however, are not real – that
is, not until the Donatis discover Buoso has bequeathed his fortune to a
monastery. Frantic, they call upon Gianni Schicchi to help them re-write
Buoso’s will. In a series of comedic hijinks and one over-the-top scheme, the
family succeeds in having the will re-written. However, the Donatis are in for
another surprise: when the will is read, they discover that Schicchi has left
the bulk of the fortune to himself.
Numbers are limited to 15 people
so please book early to avoid disappointment!
Gianni Schicchi at BVOF '21
Wednesday, September 1st
5pm, Gourmet table picnic by
6:30pm, Curtain up for Gianni
Please note attendees will have
to make their own travel plans.