Leading director Richard Jones staged his witty, darkly comic realization of Gianni Schicchi for The Royal Opera in 2007. The production was revived in 2012 and here he completes the trio with two new productions of Il Tabarro and Suor Angelica.
Il Tabarro Michele: Lucio Gallo Giorgetta: Eva-Maria Westbroek Luigi: Aleksandrs Antonenko
Sour Angelica Sister Angelica: Ermonela Jaho The Princess: Anna Larsson
Gianni Schicchi Gianni Schicchi: Lucio Gallo Rinuccio: Francesco Demuro Lauretta: Ekaterina Siurina
Royal Opera Chorus Chorus Master: Renato Balsadonna Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Concert Master: Peter Manning Conductor: Antonio Pappano Director: Richard Jones Set Designs: Ultz (Il tabarro) / Miriam Buether (Suor Angelica) / John Macfarlane (Gianni Schicchi) Movement: Sarah Fahie, Lucy Burge Fight Director: Natalie Dakin
Plus: Introductions by Antonio Pappano / Il trittico: Behind the Scenes
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One of the best new productions the Royal Opera has done. Completely satisfiying. Il Tabarro dark and atmospheric. Gianni Schicchi ironically funny (watch for the child in the go cart!!! Wonderful). Then Sour Angelica, always the most problematic to solve. Well, glasses raised to Mr. Richard jones. He made it real and a real tradegy. I remember seeing this in the house and was just shattered by the brilliance of this really clever staging. The performances are uniformally great -must make a mention of Ermonela Jaho's Angelica. Loved the I'm going for it attitude- and it really paid off. Pappano in the pit ( love the alliteration!) so obvious this man loves Puccini. ROH orchestra on glorious form. So summing up, an excellent dvd well filmed and a very good recording of a vintage night at Covent Garden.
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