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Il Trittico

3 – 19 July 2024

In the Joan Sutherland Theatre

Opera Australia


One night, three very different operas: this operatic feast showcases Puccini at his best.

Desperation. Despair. Deception.

Il Trittico is an operatic treat: a rare chance to see three short operas in one night.

Love, lies and death permeate the gritty melodrama of Il Tabarro, the intimate tragedy of Suor Angelica and the surprising satire of Gianni Schicchi.

The audience is the winner, with a triple helping of Puccini’s sumptuous orchestra writing, famous arias and the witty, tight ensemble singing of the best comedies. 

We’ve brought together three outstanding Australian directors to tell these stories, plus exciting young conductor Lidiya Yankovskaya and a brilliant Australian cast.

Presented by Opera Australia

The Operas

Il tabarro

53 minutes

A thrilling drama set on a barge in Paris, where a miserable marriage ends in murder. Filled with secrets, escalating tensions, desire, and betrayal.

Suor Angelica

55 minutes

A tale of a woman forced into a convent. An emotional journey where she confronts her troubled past and experiences a poignant moment of redemption and sacrifice. It is renowned for its heart-wrenching music of cinematic intensity.

Gianni Schicchi

54 minutes

Sparkling music meets controlled comedic chaos: a rollicking opera about greed, cunning and youth. With hidden identities, a contested will and one of opera’s most famous pieces of music, this is a clever, consistently funny hour of opera with unexpected twists.


Artist information

Lidiya Yankovskaya

Director - Il Tabarro
Constantine Costi

Director - Suor Angelica
Imara Savage

Director - Gianni Schicchi
Shaun Rennie

Set and Costume Designer
Michael Hankin

Lighting Designer
Verity Hampson

Il Tabarro
Simon Meadows

Suor Angelica
Lauren Fagan

Gianni Schicchi
Gianni Schicchi
Simon Meadows

Stacey Alleaume

Opera Australia Orchestra
Opera Australia Chorus

Other information

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