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Suor Angelica broadcast on BBC Four on Friday 22 June.

Watch the second of Puccini’s Il trittico, directed by Richard Jones.

By Chris Shipman (Content Producer (Social Media and News))

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:

Il tabarro, the piece preceeding Suor Angelica in the triptych, is available to watch on BBC iPlayer. Next week will see the conclusion of the trio with the airing of Gianni Schicchi.

Il trittico is available to buy on DVD, available from the Royal Opera House shop and and online from Opus Arte.

 

By Chris Shipman (Content Producer (Social Media and News))

21 June 2012 at 5.40pm

This article has been categorised Opera, Screening and tagged BBC Four, BBC4, il trittico, Production, Richard Jones, Suor Angelica, TV

This article has 3 comments

  1. Elbenita responded on 22 June 2012 at 10:59pm Reply

    Please can someone tell me were can i buy the suor angelica dvd that Ermonela Jaho sings ???

  2. This was fantastic - one of the most emotionally-involving things I've ever seen. As good on the screen as it was in the theatre back in September. :)

  3. Debbie responded on 28 June 2012 at 1:08am Reply

    Just finished watching this on TV. It was wonderful. It was a stunning production. Emonela Jaho was just amazing - such an emotional performance. Would love to see this in the theatre.

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