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30 Nov - 2 Dec 2016

A double bill of two intense one-act dramas in one evening of vintage Puccini. 

The first of Puccini’s Il trittico (The Triptych), Il tabarro, is a noir thriller set in working class Paris. The young Giorgetta takes a lover and drives her husband Michele to murderous despair. A love triangle is at the heart of this very human drama and at its climax, a cloak reveals a dark and bloody secret.

Suor Angelica focuses on one of the most heart-rending human experiences. Sister Angelica has been confined to a convent following the scandal of an illegitimate son. After years of missing her child every day, she discovers that he died a long time ago. Angelica is plunged into suicidal despair yet the end of the opera holds out the promise of redemption.

Join us on an emotional journey from the darkly atmospheric music of Il tabarro to the ethereal beauty of Suor Angelica

Running Time

2 hours 30 minutes (with a 30 minute interval)

Language

Sung in Italian with English titles

Cast
  • Giorgetta (Il tabarro) Giselle Allen
  • La Frugola (Il tabarro) Anne-Marie Owens
  • Luigi (Il tabarro) David Butt Philip
  • Michele (Il tabarro) Ivan Inverardi
  • Tinca (Il tabarro) Stuart Laing
  • Songseller (Il tabarro) Nicholas Watts
  • Talpa (Il tabarro) Richard Mosley-Evans
  • Off-stage lovers (Il tabarro) Marie Claire Breen, Alexander Banfield
  • Suor Angelica (Suor Angelica) Anne Sophie Duprels
  • La Zia Principessa (Suor Angelica) Patricia Bardon
  • Suor Genoveva (Suor Angelica) Soraya Mafi
  • Suor Osmina (Suor Angelica) Katie Bird
  • Suor Dolcina (Suor Angelica) Sarah Estill
  • La Badessa (Suor Angelica) Fiona Kimm
  • La Suora Zelatrice (Suor Angelica) Louise Collett
  • La Meastra della novizie (Suor Angelica) Claire Pascoe
  • La Suora Infermiera (Suor Angelica) Amy J Payne
  • 1st Cercatrice (Suor Angelica) Gillene Butterfield
  • 2nd Cercatrice (Suor Angelica) Anna Barry
  • 1st Lay sister (Suor Angelica) Lorna James
  • 2nd Lay sister (Suor Angelica) Cordelia Fish
  • 1st Novice (Suor Angelica) Marie Claire Breen
  • 2nd Novice (Suor Angelica) Laura Kelly-McInroy
Creative Team
  • Conductor (Il tabarro) Jac Van Steen (ex 20 Oct; 2 Dec), Anthony Kraus (20 Oct; 2 Dec)
  • Director (Il tabarro) David Pountney
  • Revival Director (Il tabarro) Michael Barker-Caven
  • Set Designer (Il tabarro) Johan Engels
  • Costume Designer (Il tabarro) Tom Pye
  • Lighting Designer (Il tabarro) Mark Doubleday
  • Language Coach (Il tabarro) Rosalba Lo Duca
  • Conductor (Suor Angelica) Jac van Steen (ex 20 Oct; 2 Dec)
  • Assistant Conductor (Suor Angelica) Anthony Kraus (20 Oct; 2 Dec)
  • Director (Suor Angelica) Michael Barker-Caven
  • Set and Costume Designer (Suor Angelica) Hannah Clark
  • Lighting Designer (Suor Angelica) Mark Doubleday
  • Video Designer (Suor Angelica) Arnim Friess
  • Language Coach (Suor Angelica) Rosalba Lo Duca

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Important Information

On Foot:

(From Princes Street) The Festival Theatre is on Nicolson Street, which is the continuation of North Bridge heading south from the east end of Princes Street (the Balmoral Hotel is on the corner of Princes Street and North Bridge). The theatre is on the right hand side of the road; approximately 10 minutes walk from the east end of Princes Street.

By Rail:

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By Bus:

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What you say

Comment from Irene Hainsworth

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Irene Hainsworth said ago

Another excellent evening - we were spellbound by the singing, settings, drama -another success for this outstanding company.

Comment from Delia Forster-Cooper

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Delia Forster-Cooper said ago

The staging of Il Tabarro was excellent. The dark atmosphere of the set, matching the darkness of the story. I particularly enjoyed the singing of David Butt Philip. A wonderful voice and acting that convincingly conveyed the inner turmoil of his character.

Anne-Sophie Duprels was stunning in her role as Sister Angelica. The final scene had me in tears.

Well done Opera North for staging two stunning productions.

Comment from Elizabeth Beattie

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Elizabeth Beattie said ago

Last night was an absolutely thrilling night out. Il Tabarro was full of recognisable Puccini themes and Jac van Steen, as ever, encouraged the most out of the passionate moments.
Suor Angelica was something else. It built upon the raised emotions of Il Tabarro and then more. I have to admit to my eyelids leaking as Anne Sophie Duprels poured on the angst of a mother deprived of her child. The final scene was inspired staging.

Comment from Nicholas Dobson

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Nicholas Dobson said ago

Two excellently realized mini-Puccinis offering two contrasting portraits of the tragically passionate restlessness of the human spirit. Psychological depths expertly plumbed by both singers and orchestra on typically excellent form.

Comment from Rodger Scriven

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Rodger Scriven said ago

Suor Angelica is the most moving opera since La Boheme, Puccinni at his absolute best.
Beautifully performed by the cast and orchestra with imaginative and very effective staging.
Truly memorable, Anne Sophie Duprels brings life, passion and emotion to the lead role.
Not to be missed

Comment from Nigel Hunt

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Nigel Hunt said ago

Sour Angelica was a truly outstanding performance. The best production Opera North has done since Peter Grimes.

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Cast and Creative Teams

Il tabarro

CAST

 
Giorgetta Giselle Allen
La Frugola Anne-Marie Owens
Luigi David Butt Philip
Michele Ivan Inverardi
Tinca Stuart Laing
Songseller Nicholas Watts
Talpa Richard Mosley-Evans
Off-stage lovers Marie Claire Breen
  Alexander Banfield

CREATIVE TEAM

 
Conductor Jac Van Steen (ex 20 Oct; 2 Dec)
Conductor Anthony Kraus (20 Oct; 2 Dec)
Director David Pountney
Revival Director Michael Barker-Caven
Set Designer Johan Engels
Costume Designer         Tom Pye
Lighting Designer Mark Doubleday
Language Coach Rosalba Lo Duca


Suor Angelica

CAST

 
Suor Angelica Anne Sophie Duprels
La Zia Principessa Patricia Bardon
Suor Genoveva Soraya Mafi
Suor Osmina Katie Bird
Suor Dolcina Sarah Estill
La Badessa Fiona Kimm
La Suora Zelatrice Louise Collett
La Meastra della novizie Claire Pascoe
La Suora Infermiera Amy J Payne
1st Cercatrice Gillene Butterfield
2nd Cercatrice Anna Barry
1st Lay sister Lorna James
2nd Lay sister Cordelia Fish
1st Novice Marie Claire Breen
2nd Novice Laura Kelly-McInroy

CREATIVE TEAM

 
Conductor Jac van Steen (ex 20 Oct; 2 Dec)
Assistant Conductor Anthony Kraus (20 Oct; 2 Dec)
Director Michael Barker-Caven
Set and Costume Designer Hannah Clark
Lighting Designer Mark Doubleday
Video Designer Arnim Friess
Language Coach Rosalba Lo Duca

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