Giacomo Puccini composed three scores for his cycle IL TRITTICO, first performed in 1918, which once again bundle what Italian opera could be in those years. His triptych lives from contrasts and reflections between the pieces and ultimately revolves around a single motif: death as the central point of reference in life.
Conductor: Sir Donald Runnicles / John Fiore [Dec.]
Production: Pınar Karabulut
Misha Kiria, Jonathan Tetelman / Mikhail Pirogov, Carmen Giannattasio / Maria Motolygina, Mané Galoyan / Maria Motolygina, Violeta Urmana / Annika Schlicht, Andrei Danilov a. o.
Three works in a single evening
IL TABARRO (The Coat) presents a bleak love triangle set amidst the barge-traffic fraternity on the Seine in Paris. It ends in jealousy and brutal murder.
With its exclusively female cast, the second opera, SUOR ANGELICA, stands in stark contrast to the first work, although it, too, deals with death and transcendence.
Lastly, GIANNI SCHICCHI, a wicked satyr play about cheated swindlers gathered at the bedside of a dying relative, reveals Puccini’s comedic potential.