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Gianni Schicchilocked

  • Julian Budden

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Opera in one act by giacomo Puccini to a libretto by giovacchino Forzano after a passage from Dante alighieri ’s narrative poem Commedia, part 1: Inferno; New York, Metropolitan Opera House, 14 December 1918 (as no.3 of Il trittico).

Authorities disagree as to whether Puccini or Forzano first had the idea of basing a comedy on a brief passage in Canto 30 of Dante’s ...

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