M1500 .P97 T75 2003 DVD
Three one act Operas. Music by Giacomo Puccini. Libretto's by Giuseppe Adami (Tabarro); Giovacchino Forzano (Suor Angelica, Gianni Schicchi).
Puccini's Il Trittico consists of three one-act operas, each satisfying in itself, yet skillfully contrasted to make up a thrilling complete program. The chilling melodrama of Il Tabarro, the sentiment of Suor Angelica and the wit and brilliance of Gianni Schicchi are matched with the genius which has made La Bohème, Madama Butterfly and Tosca such established favorites.
In this recording from Milan's legendary Teatro alla Scala, Piero Cappuccilli is the vindictive Michele in Il Tabarro, Rosalind Plowright makes her Scala debut in the title role of Suor Angelica, and Juan Pons portrays the artful Gianni Schicchi in Puccini's only comedy.
Cast: Il tabarro: Piero Cappuccilli (Michele) ; Sylvia Sass (Giorgetta) ; Nicola Martinucci (Luigi) ; Suor Angelica: Rosalind Plowright (Suor Angelica) ; Dunja Vejzovich (The princess) ; Gianni Schicchi: Juan Pons (Gianni Schicchi) ; Cecilia Gasdia (Lauretta) ; Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala, Milan ; Gianandrea Gavazzeni, conductor.
Recorded in performance, Teatro alla Scala, Milan.
Sung in Italian; subtitles in English, German, and Spanish.
Distributed by Kultur (www.kultur.com).