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Jerome Hynes Theatre, National Opera House




Approx. running time: 75 minutes

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Opera in One Act
Devised and written by William Niall Morris, with music by Puccini

Spoken words in English
Operatic extracts sung in Italian

Commissioned by WFO to mark the centenary of Puccini’s death.


Puccini is without doubt the world's most popular opera composer. The music from Tosca, La Bohème, Madama Butterfly and Turandot ("Nessun Dorma") is known by millions around the world who have never set foot inside an opera house. Commissioned by WFO to commemorate the centenary of the composer's death in 1924, writer and producer William Niall Morris has created a biographical work which showcases Puccini's glorious music alongside his extraordinary and often complicated personal life. Set in the Villa Puccini in Tuscany, Morris takes the central role of the composer as he tells his own life story, intertwined with theatrical recollections of scenes from his most loved operas.


Creative Team

Stage DirectorWilliam Niall Morris
Stage and Costume DesignerLisa Krugel

Dates and times

Saturday 19 Oct3pm 3pm Sold Out
Monday 21 Oct11am 11am Book
Wednesday 23 Oct11am 11am Book
Friday 25 Oct11am 11am Book
Sunday 27 Oct11am 11am Book
Tuesday 29 Oct3pm 3pm Book
Thursday 31 Oct11am 11am Book
Saturday 2 Nov11am 11am Book

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