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🎭 Cast & creative team:
Michele (Il tabarro): Lucio Gallo
Giorgetta (Il tabarro): Eva-Maria Westbroek
Suor Angelica: Ermonela Jaho
Gianni Schicchi: Lucio Gallo
Conductor: Antonio Pappano
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Music: Gioacomo Puccini
Libretto (Il tabarro): Giuseppe Adami
Libretto (Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi): Giovacchino Forzano
Director: Richard Jones
Set designer (Il tabarro): Ultz
Set designer (Suor Angelica): Miriam Buether
Set designer (Gianni Schicchi): John MacFarlane
Costume designs: Nicky 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
📖 The Story
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.
💡 Background to the production:
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.
🙏 With warm thanks to Arts Council England,
Season Principal Mrs Aline Foriel-Destezet,
Susan A. Olde and all the supporters of The Royal Opera.
📀This recording is available on Opus Arte DVD and Blu-Ray:https://naxos.lnk.to/OA1070...
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