21 June 2012 at 5.40pm | 3 Comments
Suor Angelica - the second installment from Puccini's Il Trittico - is to be broadcast this evening (22 June) on BBC Four at 8pm.
The one-act opera tells the tale of love, loss and religious redemption set in a children's hospital run by nuns. The tragic titular character is sung by Ermonela Jaho. The Albanian soprano will sing in select performances of La rondine in July 2013.
In the run up to opening night, ROH News contributor Gavin Plumley wrote an introduction to Suor Angelica on his blog, Entartete Musik. Find out what influenced the piece and why it was Puccini's favourite of the trio.
The beautiful score was explored by our Music Director, Antonio Pappano at an ROH Insights evening last year prior to the production's premiere: