Il trittico, by Giacomo Puccini, opens the 38th Teatre Principal Opera Season

Nov 16, 2023 | Current affairs, Featured, Revista Lloseta, Thursday Daily Bulletin, Tradition

Il trittico, by Giacomo Puccini, opens the 38th Opera Season of the Teatre Principal
The Council of Mallorca has presented today this own production that will be directed by the stage director Rafel Duran and the musical director Anna Hartman.

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38th Teatre Principal Opera Season

The Teatro Principal of Palma begins, on November 24, the XXXVIII Opera Season with Il trittico, an original work by Giacomo Puccini. The staging will also be performed on Sunday, November 26, and, for the first time, it can be seen in Mallorca in its entirety.

The insular director of Culture of the Consell de Mallorca, Guillem Ginard, highlighted today, during the presentation of the season, “the involvement of local talent that is made in this premiere: both the stage director, Rafel Duran, as the set designer, Rafel Lladó, are Mallorcan, as well as a good part of the soloists, such as Joan Laínez, Marga Cloquell, among others”. In addition, he also explained that this is its own production and all the costumes and scenery have been created betting on this opera from the Teatro Principal.

Il trittico, which premiered in New York in 1918, brings together three short operas: Il tabarro, Sudor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi, which have death as a common element, although each of them is treated differently. Some authors and opera scholars claim that the three stories are taken from passages of Dante’s Divine Comedy.

The premiere of the production at the Teatro Principal de Palma will be on Friday, November 24, at 8 p.m., and on Sunday, November 26, at 6 p.m. It is necessary to emphasize that the spectators who need it will have the service of Principal Pequeño to leave their children in the nursery service during the function. Each of the three short operas will last 55 minutes and there will be two 20-minute intermissions.

Il trittico, which can be seen next weekend in the Sala Grande of the Teatro Principal, has stage direction by Rafel Duran and musical direction by Norwegian Anna Hartmann. The artistic team must be added Rafel Lladó (scenography), David Picazo (lighting), Maria Miró (wardrobe), Roberto G. Alonso (choreography) and Joan Rodón (video creation). In addition to the Teatro Principal’s Corazón, directed by Francesc Bonnín, and the Orquesta Sinfónica de las Islas Baleares, this opera features a cast of soloists headed by Mario Cassi, Maria Angela Marini, Lasha Sesitashvili, among others.