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Feb 6, 2022Liked by Opera Daily

Does any opera house still perform all three operas in Il Trittico on the same night? I would have classified them as "tragedy," "even worse tragedy," and then suddenly "comedy." I can't imagine listening to the first two and then getting jolted with Gianni Schicchi, even with "O mio Babbino...". I've only seen the second and third performed by themselves, and does anyone in the world ever do "Il Tabarro"?

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Yes, The Met does.

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May 12Liked by Opera Daily

Here in Amsterdam currently there is an amazing performance of the full Trittico. I cannot speak to what Puccini intended when putting these three together, but I found it to be a magical evening with an exuberant audience.

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The Met did a great production of IL TRITTICO about 12 years ago, and SUOR ANGELICA was a revelation; profoundly moving and unforgettable. The Met also did the world premiere as well.

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TRITTICO is due for a revival. It evolved from a GIANNI SCHICCHI (paired with Bartok's BLUEBEARDS CASTLE) with Shirley Verrett about 1980. A very odd coupling. They were composed about the same time, but did not work as a Double Bill at all.

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Wow. Thanks for sharing this, I had no idea, never heard Lina Vasta before. What an enchanting voice. Thanks!

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Feb 7, 2022Liked by Opera Daily

Beautifully sung, heartfelt - very moving.

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