Puccini, Il Trittico

On the 14th of December of 1918 Puccini had three operas premiered by the Metropolitan Opera. These three operas are quite unique in that they are each a self contained one act opera but were originally composed to be performed together in one performance. ‘Il Trittico’ comprises of ‘Il Tabarro’, ‘Suor Angelica’ and the very famous ‘Gianni Schicchi’. This production was conducted by Antonio Pappano at the Royal Opera House in 2011. They’re quite unusual productions visually, but I found it highly engaging, along with the high quality of the musical interpretation unleashed on these three DVDs.