IL TABARRO / SUOR ANGELICA / GIANNI SCHICCHI
Three glorious one-act operas
Theatre Royal Glasgow:
11, 15 & 18 March 2023 (Evenings, 6pm)
Festival Theatre Edinburgh:
22 & 25 March 2023 (Evenings, 6pm)
A new co-production with Welsh National Opera
World-renowned director Sir David McVicar returns to Scottish Opera with Puccini’s epic triptych – a first both for him and the Company.
A trio of one-act operas of love and loss, Il trittico runs the gamut from high drama and heartbreaking tragedy to devilish black comedy and farce. Il tabarro (The Cloak) sees a wife trapped in a marriage she yearns to escape, Suor Angelica (Sister Angelica) an outsider forced into a life for which she has no vocation, and Gianni Schicchi a dysfunctional family caught in the snare of a shameless conman…
'McVicar... fills [the stage], moment-by-moment, with fabulous colour and imaginative panache.'
– The National on Falstaff 2021
Puccini’s scores, including the favourite ‘O mio babbino caro’ in Gianni Schicchi, each boast their own vivid sound world yet all three operas fit together into a truly satisfying whole. Music Director Stuart Stratford conducts a world-class ensemble cast that features Roland Wood (Falstaff 2021 and Tosca 2019), Sinéad Campbell-Wallace (The Puccini Collection 2021 and Tosca 2019), and Aled Hall (Falstaff 2021 and Tosca 2019) alongside Elgan Llŷr Thomas (A Midsummer Night’s Dream 2022), Francesca Chiejina, and internationally acclaimed Scottish mezzo-soprano Karen Cargill (Bluebeard’s Castle 2017).
With an earlier start time and a long second interval for dinner and drinks, Il trittico promises an opera event like no other and a rare chance to hear all three operas in one night as Puccini intended.
Approximately 4 hours including two intervals.
First interval 20 minutes, second interval 40 minutes.
Sung in Italian with English supertitles.
Sir David McVicar
Cast: Il tabarro
Francesca Chiejina & Elgan Llŷr Thomas
Osian Wyn Bowen
Cast: Suor Angelica
Sioned Gwen Davies
Cast: Gianni Schicchi
Elgan Llŷr Thomas
Sioned Gwen Davies
Pre-show talk: Il trittico
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Specially created for those who enjoy a more relaxed opera experience
Il trittico Touch Tours
For those who are visually impaired, this service provides live commentary during full-length performances, describing the action on stage without compromising the music. As part of the experience, a recorded introduction to the opera is provided in advance. At select performances there is a free Touch Tour of the set and a live audio introduction before the start of the performance.
Please note that unfortunately, we are not able to run Touch Tours for Don Giovanni on this occasion.
Theatre Royal Glasgow
Sat 18 Mar, 6pm
Festival Theatre, Edinburgh
Sat 25 Mar, 6pm
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