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Opera: Il Trittico (Puccini)

Hosted by the Consul of the Brussels Culture Friends Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Thu 17 Mar 19:00 - 23:00

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Ticket sales opens on 01/02. Hurry up as this will most probably be sold out in a couple of days. My co-Consul Ilona proposes another day it you prefer.

For those interested, we can have an early dinner at 6PM. Contact me on my mobile, the day before the opera, the latest.

Giacomo Puccini honours his own code by bringing all those elements together in a single work, Il trittico, which is made up of three one-act operas.

Finding the right librettos was not easy, but one month after the end of the First World War, his triptych – the grim tragedy Il tabarro, the lyrical and sensitive Suor Angelica, and the comedy Gianni Schicchi – premiered in New York. Three different eras, three different settings, three different ‘colours’; though for Puccini, it is through the contrasts between them that the unity of the work is revealed. For his second time directing at La Monnaie, Tobias Kratzer preserves the original order of the pieces, while weaving them together to form a narrative whole, like a circle with no end. With a cast of artists from the extended La Monnaie family, Alain Altinoglu is the ideal conductor to meet the daunting challenges posed by this triptych.

IL TABARRO
Opera in un atto
Libretto di Giuseppe Adami, da ‘La Houppelande’ di Didier Gold

SUOR ANGELICA
Opera in un atto
Libretto di Giovacchino Forzano

GIANNI SCHICCHI
Opera in un atto
Libretto di Giovacchino Forzano, basato su un episodio del Canto XXX dell’Inferno di Dante