Puccini - Il Tabarro

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Puccini - Il Tabarro

Marek Janowski, Melody Moore (soprano), Brian Jagde (tenor), Lester Lynch (baritone), K...

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Il tabarro may not be Puccini's most popular opera. Even among the ‘triptych’ of one-act works that make up Il trittico, the comic masterpiece Gianni Schicchi has proved the greatest hit, while the sentimental Suor Angelica was the composer’s own favourite of the three. Yet there are Puccinians who regard Il tabarro (‘The Cloak’) as one of his greatest works, a concise but gripping piece of slice-of-life realism that unfolds a tale of disillusionment, passion and ultimately fatal jealousy. Of all Puccini’s works, it is the one most steeped in the verismo genre that swept through Italian and French opera from the 1890s to t... read more

Il tabarro may not be Puccini's most popular opera. Even among the ‘triptych’ of one-act works that make up Il trittico, the comic masterpiece Gianni Schicchi has proved the greatest hit, while the sentimental Suor Angelica was the composer’s own fav... read more

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