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John Lamb, Published May 07 2014

Weekend Watch: ‘Gianni Schicchi’ and ‘Trial by Jury’

‘Gianni Schicchi’ and ‘Trial by Jury’

Friday

North Dakota State University students hit all the right notes Friday night with comic operas by Puccini and Gilbert and Sullivan. Puccini’s “Gianni Schicchi” follows the madcap antics of a rich family trying to regain their late father’s fortune after he left it to a monastery, including a case of mistaken identity. Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Trial by Jury,” satires high society by taking love to court as a jilted bride sues her suitor for taking up with another woman. Music starts at 7:30 p.m. at NDSU’s Festival Concert Hall. Tickets range from $5 to $15. (701) 231-7969.