On tonight’s episode of The Less Desirables, we had Malcolm MacKenzie and Andre Peele from Piedmont Opera’s production of Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi (pronounced Johnny Skeekee). We talked about the opera, which was Puccini’s only comedy, their careers, popular music, life, and more. We had fun with the guys and yes, we were in the weeds a bit. Listen here!
Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
“Oh, my dear daddy, I adore him, he is very handsome. I want to go to Porta Rossa to buy the ring! Yes, yes, I want to go! And if my love were in vain, I would go to the Ponte Vecchio and throw myself in the Arno! I fret and I am tormented! Oh God, I would like to die! Daddy, have pity, have pity. Daddy, have pity, have pity.”* – “O Mio Babbino Caro” (Forzano/Puccini)
*translated from Italian