Puccini: Il trittico from Salzburg Festival

Stage Director Christof Loy deals with the intense themes of Puccini’s Il trittico with a splendid Asmik Grigorian in the main female roles.

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  • Puccini: Il trittico from Salzburg Festival | Copyright: © © Monika Rittershaus

    Puccini: Il trittico from Salzburg Festival © © Monika Rittershaus

Il trittico was premiered in New York on 14 December 1918, composed while the First World War was still raging in Europe. At first glance, the three one-act operas Gianni Schicchi, Il tabarro and Suor Angelica seem to have no connection with each other; their common denominator is solely the entanglement of man in a fateful destiny that only exceptionally, for a moment, seems to promise a happy outcome to the “adventure of life” - a set of themes that in its complexity seems to be in such good hands with few directors as with Christof Loy. The main female roles in the three opera acts are performed by the Lithuanian soprano Asmik Grigorian, a very rare and tremendous feat, but once again connects the works to each other.
“Grigorian is [...] a wonderful, intense performer: a gracefully graceful Donna fragile as Lauretta, a feverishly longing for love while tormented by guilt Giorgetta, and a desperately lost Angelica rebelling with defiance.” (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung)
“Loy’s direction is competent and detailed without being revelatory; this is scrupulous conservatism at its best.” (Financial Times)

Original title Puccini: Il trittico from Salzburg Festival
Genre Opera
Recording location Salzburg Festival, Grosses Festspielhaus, August 2022
Duration 181 mins
Production Company ORF, NHK, Unitel in cooperation with Arte, Wiener Philharmoniker and Salzburg Festival
Composer Giacomo Puccini
Orchestra / Band Wiener Philharmoniker
Conductor Franz Welser-Möst
Choir Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor
Chorus Master Jörn Hinnerk Andresen
Stage Director Christof Loy
Soloist Asmik Grigorian, Misha Kiria, Roman Burdenko, Joshua Guerrero, Karita Mattila, Hanna Schwarz



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