Puccini's Il Trittico from Hannover, Germany

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

'Suor Angelica' from Puccini's 'Il Trittico.' Suor Angelica from Puccini's Il Trittico. (Hanover State Opera)

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The individual, one-act dramas of Puccini's Il Trittico are all popular in their own right. Yet we seldom get the chance that this production from Germany offers: to hear all three operas in one sitting, as the composer first envisioned.

This production from the Hanover State Opera stars baritone Brian Davis and soprano Kelly God as the troubled couple in Il Tabarro; soprano Miriam Gordon-Stewart in the title role of Suor Angelica; and baritone Stefan Adam as the charismatic rogue who steals the show -- and a whole lot more -- in Gianni Schicchi. The production is led by the American conductor Karen Kamensek.

Cast:

Conductor: Karen Kamensek

Il Tabarro
Michele: Brian Davis (baritone)
Giorgetta: Kelly God (soprano)
Luigi: Vicent Wolfsteiner (tenor)
Tinca: Edward Mout (tenor)
Talpa: Young Kwoin (bass)
La Frugola: Khatuna Mikaberidze (mezzo-soprano)

Suor Angelica
Angelica: Miriam Gordon-Stewart (soprano)
Princess: Khatuna Mikaberidze (mezzo-soprano)
Abbess: Julie-Marie Sundal (mezzo-soprano)
Monitress: Sandra Fechner (mezzo-soprano)
Mistress of the Novices: Mareika Morr (mezzo-soprano)
Genovieffa: Ina Yoshica Yoshikawa (soprano)
Osmina: Corinna Jeske (soprano)
Dolcina: Tatjana Rodenburg (soprano)

Gianni Schicchi
Gianni Schicchi: Stefan Adam (baritone)
Lauretta: Ania Vegry (soprano)
Rinuccio: Sung-Keun Park (tenor)
Zita: Julie-Marie Sundal (mezzo-soprano)
Gherardo: Edward Mout (tenor)
Nella: Carmen Fuggiss (soprano)
Notary: Marek Durka (baritone)
Betto di Signa: Young Kwon (bass)
La Ciesca: Mareika Morr (mezzo-soprano)
Marco: Martin Busen (bass)
Maestro Spinelloccio: Roland Wagenführer (bass)

Lower Saxony State Orchestra

Hanover Opera Chorus

Comments [2]

Leatrice Mendelsohn from New York City

Wonder whether the Met could consider having, say, a 5:45 performance of the 3 with an intermission after the first opera long enough for dinner.

Jul. 01 2012 06:22 PM
tenoringa from GA

Is anyone aware that Operavore is "stuck", and Joan Sutherland is caught in some sort of coloratura hell singing the same couple of bars from the Bell Song over and over and over and OVER???

Jun. 30 2012 08:22 PM

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