by Giacomo Puccini
Puccini’s longest and most ambitious evening of theater, Il Trittico is a triptych of one-act operas that together present a unique overview of the human experience.
Puccini’s triple bill features first-class casting: tenor Marcelo Álvarez and soprano Amber Wagner are the illicit lovers of Il Tabarro; soprano Kristine Opolais sings the shattering title role of Suor Angelica; and the ageless Plácido Domingo takes an unusual comedic turn in the baritone title role of Gianni Schicchi. These performances mark the centennial of the work’s world premiere at the Met. In this production, the three operas are set in three different decades of the 20th century.
Il Tabarro begins among laborers on the Seine River in Paris. The bleak lives depicted form an implicit critique of contemporary reality.
Suor Angelica takes place entirely within an austere convent.
Gianni Schicchi is set in Florence, cradle of ideas and urban testament to the power of human creativity.
Conductor: Bertrand de Billy
GIORGETTA: Amber Wagner
FRUGOLA: Stephanie Blythe
LUIGI: Marcelo Álvarez
MICHELE: George Gagnidze
TALPA: Maurizio Muraro
SUOR ANGELICA: Kristine Opolais
SISTER GENOVIEFFA: Maureen McKay
LA PRINCIPESSA: Stephanie Blythe
LAURETTA: Kristina Mkhitaryan
ZITA: Stephanie Blythe
RINUCCIO: Atalla Ayan
GIANNI SCHICCHI: Plácido Domingo
SIMONE: Maurizio Muraro
Start time: 10:00 AM on Capital Public Radio.
Approximate running time 3 hrs 46 min
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