Monday 17th, Thursday 20th, Friday 21st, Monday 24th November
Sir Jack Lyons Theatre
In the production of Gianni Schicchi, Jamie will be playing Guccio. He will also be in the chorus for Suor Angelica.
Royal Academy Opera
Royal Academy Sinfonia
Peter Robinson conductor
William Kerley director
Jason Southgate designer
Puccini – Suor Angelica; Gianni Schicchi
Royal Academy Opera presents two of the three one-act operas from Puccini’s Il trittico, premiered at the Metropolitan Opera in December 1910. Suor Angelica is the story of a young nun of royal background, whose past is revealed with appalling consequences. These are all the more poignant for taking place in surroundings of tranquil
This tragedy is balanced by the comedy Gianni Schicchi, an outrageous tale of greed and fraud, as family members fight over the substantial contents of a rich man’s will. Both these operas are delivered in ingenious scores from Puccini, with music that reveals subliminal insights: there is comedy in the tragedy, and tragedy in the comedy.
The Academy is delighted to welcome William Kerley to direct this double bill, and Peter Robinson to conduct it.
All tickets allocated, returns only
Tickets £25 (concessions £20, Academy students and staff £5) from the Academy’s Box Office: online and by telephone 020 7873 7300