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Il trittico (The triptych) - Giacomo Puccini

Information about the opera Il trittico by Giacomo Puccini, and the best recordings available on CD or DVD, or for download.

Puccini's triptych of three one-act operas: Il tabarro (The Cloak), Suor Angelica (Sister Angelica), and Gianni Schicchi.

Recommended recordings on DVD

Pappano/Westbroek/Jano (Opus Arte OA 1070 D)

OA 1070 D

Near-perfect productions of Puccini's three popular one-act operas, recorded at Richard Jones's acclaimed Royal Opera House production in 2011.

Royal Opera House Covent Garden Chorus, Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra, conducted by Antonio Pappano, 2011.

Cast: Eva-Maria Westbroek (Giorgetta), Ermonela Jano (Suor Angelica), Lucio Gallo (Gianni Schicchi).

Opus Arte OA 1070 D

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Gavazzeni/Sass/Plowright (Warner Music Vision/NVC Arts 5050467-0943-2-1)


Recorded at La Scala, Milan, in 1983 this is a well-performed production, but with uninspiring sets.

Milan La Scala Orchestra, Milan La Scala Chorus, conducted by Gianandrea Gavazzeni, 1983.

Cast: Sylvia Sass (Giorgetta), Rosalind Plowright (Suor Angelica), Juan Pons (Gianni Schicchi).

Warner Music Vision/NVC Arts 5050467-0943-2-1

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