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At The Opera, Puccini: Il Trittico (3 one act operas), March 25, 2017


Il trittico (The Triptych) is the title of a collection of three one-act operas, Il tabarro, Suor Angelica, and Gianni Schicchi, by Giacomo Puccini. The work received its world premiere at the Metropolitan Opera on 14 December 1918.

Around 1904, Puccini first began planning a set of one-act operas, largely because of the success of Cavalleria rusticana. Originally, he planned to write each opera to reflect one of the parts of Dante's Divine Comedy. However, he eventually based only Gianni Schicchi on Dante's epic poem; the link in the final work is that each opera deals with the concealment of a death.

Decca recording 1962


Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240
Puccini: Il Trittico (3 one act operas) BUY ; Lamberto Gardelli, conductor
Leoncavallo: Pagliacci, opera: Si può? Signore! Signori! BUY from Pagliacci; composed by Leoncavallo
Giuseppe Verdi: Aida: Ritorna vincitor BUY Leontyne Price
Giacomo Puccini: Turandot: Signore, ascolta BUY Leontyne Price
Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro: Porgi amor BUY from Leontyne Price: The Ultimate Collection; composed by Mozart
Puccini: Madama Butterfly: Un Bel Di BUY from Leontyne Price: The Ultimate Collection; composed by Puccini
Wagner: In ferman land ; Out of print, conductor

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