The first Puccini premiere with Kirill Petrenko
Our second new production of the season and the General Music Director’s first Puccini premiere is Il trittico. Lotte de Beer will be staging the three one-act parts: Il tabarro, Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi. This triptych comprises of three historical highpoints, from the early Middle Ages to the 20th century. They unite the death motifs – the deaths of relatives, and of an illegitimate and long-lost child, as legacy hunting or genocide. “It’s no coincidence that this piece was written while the First World War was raging in Europe”, says de Beer, who’s producing an opera for the Bayerische Staatsoper for the first time. Wolfgang Koch, Eva-Maria Westbroek and Yonghoon Lee make up the love-triangle in Il tabarro. Ermonela Jaho and Ambrogio Maestri take on the other main roles, Sister Angelica and Gianni Schicchi.
The performance of Il trittico on 23 December will be available as a live stream on STAATSOPER.TV free of charge.