From the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Antonio Pappano introduces and conducts Puccini's comic masterpiece Gianni Schicchi - the final opera from his trilogy Il Trittico. Set in Florence, the plot is something of a theatrical farce. Wealthy miser Buoso Donati dies, leading to a scramble to find the will and the family members getting their hands on the inheritance. They seek help from local trickster Gianni Schicchi, sung by Lucio Gallo, who outwits everybody. Time seems to stand still when Schicchi's daughter Lauretta sings the famous aria O Mio Babbino Caro. Directed for the stage by Richard Jones.