Puccini's Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi


Suor/Schicchi at Mission Opera

Mission Opera pairs two of Giacomo Puccinis most popular operas Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi for its next Mainstage production, with shows scheduled for Friday, October 18, through Sunday, October 20, 2019, at Los Angles Mission College (the 18th and 19th) and Santa Clarita United Methodist Church (the 20th). These two operas highlight Puccinis mastery of emotional storytelling, each sharing two contrasting tales about moral hypocrisy and greed.

Dylan Thomas, of Valley Opera and Performing Arts (formerly Center Stage Opera) directs these two brilliant one-act shows, with Timothy León conducting. Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi work well together because they are so different, says Mission Operas Artistic Director, Dr. Joshua R. Wentz. The former is truly governed by religious expectations and family reputation, while the latter completely upsets these social norms of the time. In Suor Angelica, God is the moral compass, but Gianni Schicchi is about humanly desire and material possession.

Suor Angelica will last 1 hour and will be followed by a 15-minute intermission. Gianni Schicchi will last 1 hour. 

7:30 p.m. Friday, October 18  Los Angeles Mission College
2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 19  Los Angeles Mission College
7:30 p.m. Saturday, October 19  Los Angeles Mission College
2:00 p.m. Sunday, October 20  Santa Clarita United Methodist Church

Dr. Joshua R. Wentz, artistic director
Dylan Thomas, stage director
Timothy Leon, conductor
Alexa Constantine, musical director
Shawn Taylor, scenic designer
Issac Gonzalez, lighting designer
Akash Bajpai, props master
Johnny Phung, multimedia technician
Jenna Jacobsen, stage manager 
Diane Le Moine, assistant stage manager 
Brandon Coprich, costume designer


Shira Renee Thomas as Sister Angelica
Erin Murphy as The Princess
Danielle Adair as The Abbess
Constanze Bonelli as The Monitress (Princess cover)
Bonnie Snell Schindler as The Mistress of the Novices (Abbess cover)
Natalie Buickians as Sister Genovieffa (Angelica cover)
Holly McCormack as Sister Osmina
Ji Yun Choe as Sister Dolcina
Jessie Neuffer as The Nursing Sister (Monitress cover)
Jiyoung Lee as Alms Sister 1 (Genovieffa cover)
Jinghong Gu as Alms Sister 2
Laura Barrows as Novice
Kat Anderson as Lay Sister 1
Arielle Hubbard as Lay Sister 2
Britta Sterling as Mean Girl 1
Jenna Jacobsen as Mean Girl 2

Joshua R. Wentz as Gianni Schicchi
Madeline Stern as Lauretta
Matthew Ellison as Rinuccio
Tiffany Argumedo as Zita
Shawn Taylor as Gherardo (Rinuccio cover)
Jessie Massoudi as Nella
Meagan Carlson as Gherardino
Daniel Chamberlain as Betto di Signa (Schicchi cover)
David Fetterman as Simone
William Powell III as Marco
Jessica Berns-Garner as La Ciesca (Lauretta cover)
Edward Salm as Maestro Spinelloccio & Ser Amantio
Akash Bajpai as Guccio

Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Santa Clarita United Methodist Church , Sanctuary 26640 Bouquet Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita, CA 91350

Contact Information

Dr. Joshua Wentz, (818)833-3357



Event Type

Arts & Culture, Music, Performing Arts, Community Events, Educational

Age Range

All Ages

Community Location



Fall Activities


$30 general, $25 seniors/students


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