Puccini’s Trittico at 100

“There was a world premiere at the Metropolitan Opera House last night when three one-act operas by Puccini were sung and acted… We do not doubt that it could not have been bettered at Milan, Paris or London…The success of the new triple bill is unquestionable.”

                        - James Gibbons Huneker, The New York Times, December 15, 1918

Honoring the centenary of the world premiere Puccini’s Il trittico — his triptych of one-act operas Il tabarro, Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi——at the Metropolitan Opera, we celebrate with a one-day event entitled Puccini’s Trittico at 100, featuring outstanding experts in the field, special archival videos and photographs, and musical interludes. 

Open and free to the public, it will be held at NYU’s Casa Italian Zerilli-Marimò on Friday, November 30, 2018, from 1-4:30pm, followed by a reception.  Featured speakers are Met archivist Peter Clark, Met radio commentator and staff writer William Berger, Puccini specialist and Boston University Associate Professor Deborah Burton, Verdi and Puccini expert and Cornell Professor emeritus David Rosen, Dramaturg Cori Ellison, and Met historian and Associate Professor of Musicology at the SUNY-College at Buffalo Carolyn Guzski.

24 West 12th Street, New York, NY 

Many thanks to our sponsors: Boston University College of Fine Arts, Boston University School of Music, the NYU’s Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò


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