Il Trittico by Puccini

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Liceu Opera Orchestra & Choir
Susanna Mälkki, conductor
Lotte de Beer, stage director

Lise Davidsen, Giorgetta
Brandon Jovanovich, Luigi
Ermonela Jaho, Suor Angelica
Daniela Barcellona, the princess
Ambrogio Maestri, Gianni Schicchi
Ruth Iniesta, Lauretta


Giacomo Puccini: Il Trittico

These three one-act operas seem unconnected. But are they? Giacomo Puccini assembled them under the title Il trittico (the triptych) and they are facets of a single reality. Instead of making a vain attempt to portray the whole world in a long opera, as in an epic novel, he selects three events and brings them together in a work of music which seeks to convey every shade of human emotion with intensity: from implacable coldness of heart to burning passion, via avarice, artfulness or parody.

Lotte de Beer’s production from the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich offers us an incomparable show in which the action unfolds in a single space enclosed by curved walls and the three scores are linked together by the idea of death. Her excellent stage direction makes all the characters shine. The luxury cast, including Lise Davidsen, Ermonela Jaho, Ambrogio Maestri, Daniela Barcellona and Ruth Iniesta, will make this Trittico one of the season’s highlights.