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Il Trittico

  • The Metropolitan Opera 30 Lincoln Center Plaza New York, NY, 10023 United States (map)

La Ciesca (Gianni Schicchi) and The Abbess (Suor Angelica)
Il Trittico
The Metropolitan Opera

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.

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.

Performances

Nov 23, 2018 at 7:30 PM
Nov 26, 2018 at 7:30 PM
Nov 30, 2018 at 7:30 PM
Dec 5, 2018 at 7:30 PM
Dec 8, 2018 at 12:30 PM
Dec 12, 2018 at 7:30 PM
Dec 15, 2018 at 8:30 PM

Later Event: November 26
Il Trittico