Puccini is the maestro of emotion, and in Il trittico we explore the whole register of the soul. Il trittico begins with red-hot jealousy in Il tabarro in which Michele and Giorgetta lead an unhappy shared life after the loss of their beloved son.
The drama continues in Suor Angelica; the story of a group of marginalised young women who have violated society’s laws and norms. Finally, the mood is lifted with Gianni Schicchi, a cheerful comedy that lampoons greedy heirs who cheat their way to inheriting the fortunes of deceased relatives – only to fall victim themselves to the cunning Gianni Schicchi.
Italian director Damiano Michieletto stages the acclaimed production with his flair for both raw-edged comedy and delicate sensitivity. The production premiered in 2013 and earned a Reumert Award in addition to wide critical acclaim.
At the revival, international opera stars Johan Reuter and Marco di Felice will alternate in the roles as Michele in Il tabarro and the title role in Gianni Schicchi. You can also look forward to revisiting British star singer Elizabeth Llewellyn, who in the spring of 2014 appeared at the theatre in the role of Bess in Porgy and Bess.
Il trittico is performed in Italian with Danish supertitles. Il trittico is a coproduction with Theater an der Wien. Nykredit is the exclusive performance sponsor of Il trittico.
Expected duration: 3 hours and 15 minutes including 1 interval]
THE OPERA HOUSE
The Opera House, Main Stage
Director: Damiano Michieletto
Director of revival : Anne Fugl
Conductor: Giuliano Carella
Scenography: Paolo Fantin
Costume design: Carla Teti
Lights: Alessandro Carletti