We have been working on the one act opera “Gianni Schicchi” for the last 4 months, and in that period we have gone through 3 potential Schicchis without ever having the opportunity to rehearse with any of them. What gives? The opera is killingly funny, and Schicchi doesn’t even come into the opera until half way through. I can’t imagine how we are going to pull this together for the end of March. But, as Selena says, this is “show business”.