Puccini: Il trittico at the Salzburg Festival / Grigorian, Welser-Möst, Vienna Philharmonic
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.
Release Date: July 28, 2023
Catalog Number: 808908
Label: Unitel Edition
Number of Discs: 2
Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Performer: Asmik Grigorian, Misha Kiria, Roman Burdenko