Oh! I'm seeing Il Trittico tonight! Thanks to Sally's propensity for standing on that rush line at the Met, I'll be in high cotton in an orchestra seat.
It's three one act operas by Puccini: Il Tabarro; Suor Angelica (Sally has dared me not to cry in this one. We'll see about that.) ; and, Gianni Schicchi (yo, Patricia Racette is going to sing O Mio Bambino Caro!). The cast is a DREAM. Plus the best bonus is that my favorite neighbor (and kitty sitter!) is in the children's choir and I'll get to listen for her sweet voice during the Suor Angelica.
Soprano Patricia Racette is singing the lead in all three acts. She told matt Dobkin of Playbill Arts: "The whole reason I got into opera was because of Suor Angelica. My sophomore year of college I was listening to Renata Scotto’s recording, and I completely got it. It was the big “Aha!” moment for me, when I first really appreciated how powerful opera can be. I’d joke about it—every time I’d meet an opera director or administrator, I’d somehow manage to work the “I’m dying to do all three heroines in Trittico” subject into the conversation!"
Conductor: Stefano Ranzani
Giorgetta: Patricia Racette
Luigi: Aleksandrs Antonenko
Michele: Željko Lucic
Frugola: Stephanie Blythe
Suor Angelica: Patricia Racette
Sister Genovieffa: Heidi Grant Murphy
La Principessa: Stephanie Blythe
Lauretta: Patricia Racette
Rinuccio: Saimir Pirgu
Gianni Schicchi: Alessandro Corbelli
Zita: Stephanie Blythe
The Production Team
Production: Jack O'Brien (multiple Tony Award winner!)
Set Designer: Douglas W. Schmidt
Costume Designer: Jess Goldstein
Lighting Designers: Jules Fisher, Peggy Eisenhauer