Tuesday, August 16, Start: 8:00 p.m.


An opera cycle by Giacomo Puccini (Salzburg Festival 2022, Großes Festspielhaus - in Italian). A co-production of ORF, ZDF/ARTE, NHK and UNITEL.

Puccini's Il trittico consists of three one-act operas, each portraying individual fates from a world that seems to hold little hope. In Gianni Schicchi, we meet a kinship that asks the wily Gianni Schicchi for help with a will fraud and gets bounced themselves.


Il tabarro, set against the backdrop of a dreary Parisian dockside milieu, tells the story of young Giorgetta, who throws herself from her oppressive marriage to Michele into a hopeless affair; and Suor Angelica takes us to a joyless nunnery where Angelica is forced to atone for the illegitimate birth of her son. Puccini's composition already points ahead to modernity and gives each of his three one-act operas an individual musical character.


Conductor: Franz Welser-Möst | Director: Christof Loy | Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic | Duration: 170 minutes


With: Misha Kira (Gianni Schicchi), Asmik Grigorian (Lauretta/Giorgetta/Suor Angelica), Enkelejda Shkosa (Zita / Frugola/Suora Zelatrice), Alexey Neklyudov (Rinuccio), Roman Burdenko (Michele), Joshua Guerrero (Luigi), Karita Mattila (La zia principessa), Hanna Schwarz (Badessa)