· Puccini’s triple bill received its world premiere at the Met on December 14, 1918
· Plácido Domingo celebrates the 50th anniversary of his Met debut by singing the role of Gianni Schicchi for the first time at the Met
New York, NY (November 8, 2018)—The Metropolitan Opera marks the 100th anniversary of the world premiere of Puccini’s Il Trittico, which took place at the Met’s original opera house in 1918, with performances November 23 to December 15, 2018. The three one-act operas of Il Trittico include the verismo-inspired Il Tabarro, featuring Amber Wagner as Giorgetta, Marcelo Álvarez as Luigi, George Gagnidze as Michele, MaryAnn McCormick as Frugola, and Maurizio Muraro as Talpa. Suor Angelica, a tale of religious redemption, features Kristine Opolais in the title role, Stephanie Blythe as La Principessa, and Maureen McKay as Suor Genovieffa. The comic Gianni Schicchi stars Plácido Domingo in a performance marking his 50th anniversary season at the Met; he makes his Met role debut in the title role. The opera also stars Kristina Mkhitaryan as Lauretta in her Met debut, Stephanie Blythe as Zita, Atalla Ayan as Rinuccio, and Maurizio Muraro as Simone. Bertrand de Billy conducts Jack O’Brien’s massive production.
For the performance on December 12, Tatiana Melnychenko is Giorgetta, Lucio Gallo is Michele, and Elena Stikhina is Suor Angelica in her Met debut.
Il Trittico Radio and Online Broadcasts
The November 23 and December 8 performances of Il Trittico will be broadcast live on Metropolitan Opera Radio on SIRIUS XM Channel 75. The December 8 performance of Il Trittico will be broadcast over the Toll Brothers–Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network, and the November 23 performance will also be streamed live on the Met’s web site, metopera.org.