Metropolitan Opera: Puccini’s Il Trittico
Airs Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 12 :00 noon. The 2018-19 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with Puccini’s Il Trittico, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the opera’s world premiere, which took place at the Met in December of 1918. Il Trittico is comprised of three one-act operas: the verismo-inspired Il Tabarro, starring Amber Wagner as Giorgetta, Marcelo Álvarez as Luigi, and George Gagnidze as Michele, all making role debuts with this run; Suor Angelica, a tale of religious redemption, starring Kristine Opolais in the title role and Stephanie Blythe as the Principessa; and the comic Gianni Schicchi, starring Plácido Domingo, who marks the 50th anniversary of his Met debut this season with his Met role debut in the title role. Gianni Schicchi also stars Kristina Mkhitaryan in her network broadcast debut as Lauretta, and Atalla Ayan as Rinuccio. Bertrand de Billy conducts the triple bill. Il Trittico will be heard live over Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 12:00 noon CT on Saturday, December 8.