Il trittico is Puccini's greatest achievement...Pungently descriptive, unflinching in its dissection of suffering, deft in its comedy of avarice and snobbery, it is an A-Z of Puccini. Or, to Puccini-haters, lurid, mawkish and slight.
Review: Rebecca Evans in Gianni Schicci (Il Trittico) at Royal Opera House In fact, and thankfully, Rebecca Evans's role, despite being Welsh, was of no great significance and didn't mar my enjoyment of the evening. (Wales Online)
The Financial Times calls it a brilliant evening but has even less to say about the music or performers than I do
Four stars from the Guardian
No composer understood better than Puccini how to use music to grab the attention and manipulate the emotions of the audience, and Pappano brings out its power and subtlety with great effect.
emphasises the disparity between the venial offences of the nuns - being late for choir practice, hiding roses in their habit - and the inhumanity of the outside world, epitomised by Suor Angelica's aunt, the Princess
A thoughtful piece - though I don't wholly agree - from Simon Thomas in WhatsonStage
Intermezzo attended the same night as me