Il tabarro, Suor Angelica, Gianni Schicchi
June 2, 5, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27 at 7.00pm
Revival of the 2012 production of Gianni Schicchi, new productions of Il tabarro and Suor Angelica
Three Operas, each in one act
Sung in Italian with English surtitles
Libretto for Il tabarro by Giuseppe Adami, based on the play La houppelande by Didier Gold
Libretti for Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi by Giovacchino Forzano
© of Casa Ricordi, Milan (Universal Music Publishing Group) By arrangement with G. Ricordi & Co. (London) Ltd.
With the City of London Sinfonia
Puccini’s magnificent achievement with Il trittico was to produce a coherent and overwhelming experience at the theatre with three operas, seemingly on diverse themes, but which have a total emotional impact on the viewer.
These are three one act operas that immerse the viewer in the vicissitudes of life; the heartbreak and tragedy of Suor Angelica, the terror and jealousy of Tabarro’s murder, both of which seem at odds with the comedy of Gianni Schicchi, but that final part of this trio is nevertheless still suffused with the darker side of human nature.
The music is wondrous too, and it is hard to imagine many more potent theatrical experiences.
Il tabarro will begin at 7pm and end at 8pm. There will be a 25 minute interval.
Suor Angelica will begin at 8.25pm and end at 9.30pm. There will be a short comfort break and Gianni Schicchi will end at 10.40pm.
These times are approximations based on the dress rehearsal and may change slightly throughout the run.
Cast and Creatives
Il tabarro – directed by Martin Lloyd-Evans
Suor Angelica – directed by Oliver Platt
Gianni Schicchi – originally directed by Martin Lloyd-Evans. Revival directed by Oliver Platt
Anne Sophie Duprels/Elin Pritchard (25 & 27 June)
La Zia Principessa
La Suora Zelatrice
La Maestra delle Novizie
La Suora Infermiera
Amantio di Nicolso
Anna Patalong/Christina Petrou (25 & 27 June)
William Robert Allenby
Henry Grant Kerswell