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If you’re anywhere near Edinburgh, get a ticket: Scottish Opera’s Il trittico reviewed

25 March 2023

9:00 AM

25 March 2023

9:00 AM

Il trittico

Theatre Royal Glasgow, then Edinburgh Festival Theatre, until 25 March

Basel Chamber Orchestra/Bezuidenhout/Ibragimova

Wigmore Hall

It does no harm, once in a while, to assume that the creators of an opera actually know what they’re doing. Puccini was clear that he wanted the three one-act operas of Il trittico to be performed together and in a particular order. Promoters and directors have had other ideas, and between the wars it was apparently common to perform the triptych’s comic final opera, Gianni Schicchi, in a double bill with Strauss’s Salome, which must have been an interesting night out.

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