Gianni Schicchi from Il Trittico © ROH / Bill Cooper, 2011

Il trittico (2011)

5 February7 March 2021
The performance lasts approximately 3 hours.
Online only
Opera and music

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.

Director Richard Jones matches the eclectic range of Puccini’s music in a production of great verve and invention, moving from the grimy banks of the Seine to a children’s hospital and from there to a garish apartment in 1950s Italy.

Sung in Italian with English surtitles

Streaming generously supported by The Foyle Foundation



Il tabarro is a tale of jealousy and murder between Michele, his young wife Giorgetta and her lover Luigi, set aboard a barge on the Seine.

Suor Angelica tells the story of the nun Angelica’s familial loss, sacrifice and suicide.

Gianni Schicchi is an opera full of trickery, greed and romance as a family dispute breaks out over a missing will.


Conductor: Antonio Pappano

Michele (Il tabarro): Lucio Gallo

Giorgetta (Il tabarro): Eva-Maria Westbroek

Suor Angelica: Ermonela Jaho

Gianni Schicchi: Lucio Gallo

Chorus: Royal Opera Chorus

Orchestra: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House


MusicGiacomo Puccini

Libretto (Il tabarro)Giuseppe Adami

Libretto (Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi)Giovacchino Forzano

DirectorRichard Jones

Set designer (Il tabarro)Ultz

Set designer (Suor Angelica)Miriam Buether

Set designer (Gianni Schicchi)John Macfarlane

Costume designsNicky Gillibrand

Lighting designer (Il tabarro and Suor Angelica)D.M. Wood

Lighting designer (Gianni Schicchi)Mimi Jordan Sherin

Movement director (Il tabarro and Suor Angelica)Sarah Fahie

Choreography (Gianni Schicchi)Lucy Burge


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