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COMIC OPERA IN ONE ACT (1917-18) WITH LIBRETTO IN ITALIAN BY GIOVACCHINO FORZANO BASED ON AN EPISODE OF DANTE ALIGHIERI'S DIVINE COMEDY.
CHAMBER VERSION BY CARLOS CALLEJA
Gianni Schicchi is perhaps the most ingenious of Puccini's scores and, from a theatrical point of view, it is undoubtedly one of the best comic operas in the repertoire. The delirious plot is said to be based on a story that Gemma, Dante Alighieri's wife, told the Italian poet about her own ancestors: the dispute of a family of hypocrites over an inheritance that, to everyone's dismay, the cunning Schicchi ends up resolving in his favor, pretending to be the deceased. The very sweet aria "O mio babbino caro" is part of this great opera.