The University of North Texas Opera Theatre bookends a night of music with an Italian sampler: the comic opera Gianni Schicchi by Puccini and the tragic opera Pagliacci by Leoncavallo.
The one-act operas will be performed at 8 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Sunday in the Lyric Theatre at the Murchison Performing Arts Center, on the north side of I-35E at North Texas Boulevard.
Gianni Schicchi is a romp about the madcap actions of a dysfunctional family. Pagliacci is a violent story of love and revenge.
Each of the one-act operas will be performed in Italian with English supertitles, accompanied by a student chamber orchestra. The laboratory-style double bill uses minimal sets and costumes.
Tickets cost $15 at the door, and seating is general admission. For tickets, call 940-369-7802 or visit www.thempac.com.
— Staff report