Il Trittico season 2018-19

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Il Trittico, a collection of three one act operas by Giacomo Puccini, premiered at the Met Opera in 1918 and makes a comeback one hundred years later from November 23 to 15 December 2018. Jack O’Brien’s production features tenor Marcelo Álvarez and Amber Wagner in Il Tabarro, soprano Kristine Opolais in Suor Angelica, and Plácido Domingo in Gianni Schicchi, with Bertrand de Billy conducting. From the dark brooding of Il Tabarro to the uplifting redemption of Suor Angelica to the comedy of Gianni Schicchi, this wide-ranging evening that encompasses the entire human experience as Puccini intended the works to be seen should not be missed.

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Jack O’Brien’s epic production of Puccini’s triple bill features first-class casting: tenor Marcelo Álvarez and soprano Amber Wagner are the illicit lovers of Il Tabarro; soprano Kristine Opolais sings the shattering title role of Suor Angelica; and the ageless Plácido Domingo takes an unusual comedic turn in the baritone title role of Gianni Schicchi. The performances mark the centennial of the work’s world premiere at the Met. Bertrand de Billy conducts.

Production a gift of Karen and Kevin Kennedy

Additional funding from the Gramma Fisher Foundation, Marshaltown, Iowa, The Annenberg Foundation, Hermione Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. William R. Miller, and M. Beverly and Robert G. Bartner

World Premiere: Metropolitan Opera, New York, 1918. Puccini’s longest and most ambitious evening of theater, Il Trittico is a triptych of one-act operas that together present a unique overview of the human experience. Taking a cue from Dante’s Divine Comedy and its three-part journey from desperation to light, Il Trittico offers a modern glimpse at ordinary people striving for happiness. Shortly after the work’s world premiere at the Met, opera companies began producing the individual operas in combination with short works by other composers, but the full evening as Puccini intended it is a profound and refreshing experience from one of opera’s most popular composers.
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Metropolitan Opera House - NEW YORK, NY
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