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03 Jul 2024

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06 Jul 2024

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11 Jul 2024

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13 Jul 2024

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15 Jul 2024

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17 Jul 2024

Fri
19 Jul 2024
Venue

Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House
Bennelong Point, Sydney

Language

Performed in Italian with English surtitles.

Running Time

Approximately 3 hours and 40 minutes, including two intervals.

The operas:
Il tabarro: 53 mins
Interval: 20 mins
Suor Angelica: 55 mins
Interval: 20 mins
Gianni Schicchi: 54 mins

Please note

This production contains depictions of violence, including murder and suicide.

Desperation. Despair. Deception.

Il Trittico is an operatic treat: a rare chance to see three one-act operas performed together. Here is a brilliant composer reaching for greatness. Always seeking human stories, Puccini wanted to explore contrast, pouring his talent into the gritty melodrama of Il tabarro, the intimate tragedy of Suor Angelica and the surprising satire of Gianni Schicchi.

The audience is the winner, with a triple helping of Puccini’s sumptuous orchestral writing, famous arias (‘O mio babbino caro’ is so famous you know it even if you think you don’t) and the witty, tight ensemble singing of the best comedies.

With each opera presenting its own significant demands, Puccini’s triptych is rarely performed together. This is your chance to revel in everything opera has to offer, all at once.

See a new generation of Australian creative talent take their turn at Puccini: three outstanding directors with stories to tell. Constantine Costi, Imara Savage and Shaun Rennie are all making names for themselves in the Sydney opera and theatre scene. Thrilling young conductor Lidiya Yankovskaya makes her Sydney Opera House debut.

You’ll see a feast of Australian operatic talent, including Opera Australia regulars and singers returning home from successful seasons overseas. Soprano Lauren Fagan makes her Opera Australia debut singing the title role in Suor Angelica. Simon Meadows plays the conniving Gianni Schicchi, along with Il tabarro’s Michele. And Stacey Alleaume appears across all three operas and sings the timeless ‘O mio babbino caro’ as Lauretta.


The Operas

Gianni Schicchi

Il tabarro

53 minutes

A thrilling drama set on a barge in Paris, where a miserable marriage ends in murder. Filled with secrets, escalating tensions, desire, and betrayal.

Suor Angelica

Suor Angelica

55 minutes

A tale of a woman forced into a convent. An emotional journey where she confronts her troubled past and experiences a poignant moment of redemption and sacrifice. It is renowned for its heart-wrenching music of cinematic intensity.

Il Tabarro

Gianni Schicchi

54 minutes

Sparkling music meets controlled comedic chaos: a rollicking opera about greed, cunning and youth. With hidden identities, a contested will and one of opera’s most famous pieces of music, this is a clever, consistently funny hour of opera with unexpected twists.


Trailer

The Music

Cast & Creative

Conductor
Lidiya Yankovskaya
Director - Il Tabarro
Director - Suor Angelica
Director - Gianni Schicchi
Set and Costume Designer
Michael Hankin
Lighting Designer
IL TABARRO
Michele
Luigi
Giorgetta
Frugola
Talpa
Tinca
Song Seller
Young Lover
Young Lover
SUOR ANGELICA
Angelica
La Principessa
The Abbess
The Monitor
Mistress of Novices
Sister Genovieffa
Sister Osmina
Sister Dolcina
Lay Sister
Novice
Alms Collector
GIANNI SCHICCHI
Gianni Schicchi
Lauretta
Rinuccio
Zita
Gherardo
Nella
Simone
La Ciesca
Betto di Signa
Marco
Spinelloccio
Amantio di Nicolao
Pinellino
Guccio

Opera Australia Orchestra
Opera Australia Chorus

Overture Dining at the Sydney Opera House

Enjoy dinner before the opera

Overture Dining at Sydney Opera House

Allow us to make your dinner reservation for you: at Overture Dining in the Northern Foyer of the Joan Sutherland Theatre. You’ll be served a three-course menu for just $97.

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