Three one-act operas present contrasting stories of jealousy, murder, suicide, romance and cheerful trickery.
Contrast is the essence of Giacomo Puccini’s operatic triptych, Il trittico. The one-act works that form the trilogy – Il tabarro, Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi – range from gritty melodrama to life-affirming comedy. While each opera stands alone, the three come together to create a sense of a complete event, rich in textures and musical forms.
Il trittico had its sell-out premiere at the Metropolitan Opera, New York in December 1918. The trilogy was performed in full at Covent Garden in 1920 and again in 1965. Richard Jones’s acclaimed production was the first complete performance of Il trittico at Covent Garden in 46 years. Moving from the grimy banks of the Seine to a children’s hospital and from there to a garish apartment in 1950s Italy, Jones matches the eclectic range of Puccini’s music in a production of great verve and invention.
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27 August 2013
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1 February 2013
Award to be decided by public vote.
6 June 2012
Richard Jones's acclaimed production available to buy from ROH shop.
17 April 2012
Two Royal Opera nominations in this year's Royal Philharmonic Society Awards.
16 March 2012
The Royal Opera House has received a total of five nominations as well as one special award.
18 November 2011
The Music Director of The Royal Opera presents a passionate introduction to Puccini's triptych.