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Il Trittico, playing at the Royal Opera House
Il Trittico, playing at the Royal Opera House

Il Trittico

Royal Opera House

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Nicola Luisotti conducts Puccini’s vibrant trio of operas, Il Trittico, with three world-class casts, in an acclaimed production by Richard Jones at the Royal Opera House.

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Nicola Luisotti conducts Puccini’s vibrant trio of operas, Il Trittico, with three world-class casts, in an acclaimed production by Richard Jones at the Royal Opera House.

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 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.

Sung in Italian with English surtitles

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Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 25/02/2016

Closing Night: 15/03/2016

Running time: 4hr

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Cast & Creative

Cast

Variable; see show page

Creative

Director - Richard Jones

Choreographer - Lucy Burge

Conductor - Nicola Luisotti

Lighting Designer - D.M. Wood & Mimi Jordan Sherin

Movement Director - Sarah Fahie

Set Designer - Ultz, Miriam Buether & John Macfarlane

Music By - Giacomo Puccini

ABOUT Royal Opera House

Covent Garden, London, United Kingdom WC2E 9DD