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Puccini: Il trittico Blu-ray (The Royal Opera)

 

  • Leading director Richard Jones staged his witty, darkly comic realization of Gianni Schicchi for The Royal Opera in 2007. The production was revived in 2012 and here he completes the trio with new productions of Il tabarro and Suor Angelica. These performances feature some terrific singing, including Ermonela Jaho's harrowing Suor Angelica.

    Also available on DVD

    Il tabarro
    Michele: Lucio Gallo
    Giorgetta: Eva-Maria Westbroek
    Luigi: Aleksandrs Antonenko

    Suor Angelica
    Sister Angelica: Ermonela Jaho
    The Princess: Anna Larsson

    Gianni Schicchi
    Gianni Schicchi: Lucio Gallo
    Rinuccio: Francesco Demuro
    Lauretta: Ekaterina Siurina

    Royal Opera Chorus
    Chorus Master: Renato Balsadonna
    Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
    Concert Master: Peter Manning
    Conductor: Antonio Pappano
    Composer: Giacomo Puccini
    Director: Richard Jones
    Set Designs: Ultz (Il tabarro) / Miriam Buether (Suor Angelica) / John Macfarlane (Gianni Schicchi)
    Movement: Sarah Fahie, Lucy Burge
    Fight Director: Natalie Dakin

    Plus: Introductions by Antonio Pappano; Il trittico: Behind the Scenes

    Picture: 16:9
    Sound: LPCM 2.0 Stereo / DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio
    Format: Blu-ray
    Region code: All Regions
    Duration: 180+20 mins
    Subtitles: EN/FR/GE/SP/IT
    1x BD50
    Recorded in High Definition and true surround sound



  • "Outstandingly filmed, this set marks a high point for live opera on DVD... I have no hesitation in making this new Trittico the top recommendation." Gramophone

    "Can think of few operatic treats greater than a good performance of Puccini's unique trilogy of one-acters... I can't recommend this new Royal Opera production (the first for nearly half a century) too highly."
     The Daily Telegraph

    "One will have to look far to find a better trio of performances than these." International Record Review

    "A marathon production of Puccini's triptych is a masterclass in taut, nuanced drama..." The Guardian