Il Trittico: Woody Allen, William Friedkin Direct Three One-Act Puccini Operas for LA Opera
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Two iconic American rock groups will share the stage at the Fabulous Forum this summer as Cheap Trick joins Boston for their "Heaven on Earth" tour. Known for their killer pop hooks, Boston sold millions during the '70s and '80s with their catchy version of prog rock. Their self-titled debut was one of the fastest-selling pop debuts in history, spawning three hit singles that became American classics: "More Than a Feeling," "Long Time" and "Peace of Mind." At the same time, Cheap Trick was perfecting the delicate balance between power pop and hard rock that made them a major influence on future punk, metal and alternative bands. Songs like "I Want You to Want Me," "Surrender" and "Dream Police," along with their dynamic live performances, sealed their reputation as arena rock gods. Now, 40 years into their careers, the two bands are still going strong. The "Heaven on Earth" tour is traveling the country in support of Boston's sixth studio album release, Life, Love & Hope, and this is one of a select few appearances where Cheap Trick will be performing with them. Learn More
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Featured review from Bernadette G.
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Everything was wonderful! To begin with, the stage settings for each opera were magnificent and that was only the beginning. I love Puccini and welcomed the opportunity to see this seldom produced three opera production. It was one of my most memorable opera experiences. The time flew by and everyone both on stage and off seemed to be having a wonderful time. The three different stories took the listener through a wide range of emotions ending on a comic/sad note. Congratulations to all involved. Well done!
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A four hour evening that certainly didn't feel like it. Loved all three one-act operas. The sets were phenomenal, the singing wonderful, the orchestra fabulous. And fortunately, because the first two are tragedies, Woody Allen's take on the...continued
Award-winning film directors William Friedkin and Woody Allen join forces to create a new cinematic production of Puccini’s trio of one-act operas.
p. Bringing fresh insight to Puccini’s trilogy of one-act operas will be two Academy Award-winning filmmakers. William Friedkin will direct Il Tabarro and Suor Angelica and Woody Allen will make his opera debut directing Gianni Schicchi. Tony Award-winning production designer Santo Loquasto (who has worked on more than 20 Woody Allen films) will design all three operas. On the podium will be Music Director James Conlon.
Il Tabarro (“The Cloak”), the story of a passionate love triangle that leads to a tragic end, features Mark Delavan, Salvatore Licitra and Anja Kampe. Suor Angelica (“Sister Angelica”) tells the heart-rending tale of a cloistered nun with a worldly secret, and it features some of Puccini’s most meltingly beautiful melodies, including the poignant “Senza Mamma.” Sondra Radvanovsky returns to sing the title role, and mezzo Larissa Diadkova makes her Company debut. Gianni Schicchi, a romantic comedy that takes a page from Dante, features Thomas Allen in his debut in the title role along with soprano Laura Tatulescu and tenor Saimir Pirgu, who make their company debuts.