Opera performance March 7-9

Henderson State University’s Opera Workshop will present Giacomo Puccini’s comic opera Gianni Schicchi March 7, 8 and 9 in the Arkansas Hall Studio Theatre. All performances will be in English and will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5, or free with a Henderson student ID.

This classic one-act opera spins a timeless tale of inheritance and greed, love and hate. And it does it with beautiful music and plenty of laughs. Blake Smith of Melbourne, Ark., plays the title role of the crafty schemer Gianni Schicchi, a man who can beat anyone at their own game.