Puccini’s Il trittico consists of three one-act operas, each satisfying in itself, yet skilfully contrasted to make up a thrilling complete programme. The chilling melodrama of Il tabarro, the sentiment of Suor Angelica and the wit and brilliance of Gianni Schicchi are matched with the genius which has made La bohème, Madama Butterfly and Tosca such established favourites.
In this recording from Milan’s iconic Teatro alla Scala, Piero Cappuccilli is the vindictive Michele in II tabarro, Rosalind Plowright makes her Scala debut in the title role of Suor Angelica, and Juan Pons portrays the artful Gianni Schicchi in Puccini’s only comedy.
Michele: Piero Cappuccilli
Giorgetta: Sylvia Sass
Luigi: Nicola Martinucci
Designers: Silvia Lelli, Robert Masotti, Luciano Morini
Sister Angelica: Rosalind Plowright
Designer: Michele Canzoneri
Gianni Schicchi: Juan Pons
Designer: Sylvano Bussotti
Chorus and Orchestra of La Scala
Conductor: Gianandrea Gavazzeni
Productor: Sylvano Bussotti
Sound: 2.0 Stereo
Region code: 2–6 (This DVD will not play in the USA)
Duration: 161 mins