“Rigoletto” isn’t the only PORTopera production playing in Portland this week.

The opera company’s Young Artist Program presents a single, sold-out performance of Puccini’s comic one-act “Gianni Schicchi” Saturday at Space. Directed by Richard Gammon with music director Judith Quimby Bible, the performance will feature both national and local talent.

“Gianni Schicchi” tells the story of a distressed family and the recently deceased patriarch, who left his belongings to a monastery instead of his family. The title character falsifies a new will to satisfy the family, while ensuring his own bounty.

Gammon is the stage director for the Ash Lawn Opera Young Artist Program in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Bible serves as collaborator and coach for singers, instrumentalists and musical organizations throughout eastern Tennessee. Active in Maine for many years, Bible served on the faculty of the University of Southern Maine School of Music, including with the Opera Workshop program.

The cast includes Robert Mellon, baritone; Allyson Herman, soprano; Stephanie Sanchez, mezzo-soprano; Matthew White, tenor; Aaren Rivard, tenor; Lucas Levy, tenor; Christine Browning, soprano; Joshua Miller, baritone; Jonathan Z. Harris, bass; Mitchell Hutchings, baritone; Rebecca Kidnie, soprano; and Matthew LaBerge, bass.

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