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Il trittico

Giacomo Puccini

Wiener Staatsoper


Three different stories that form a programme together. The idea of Il trittico is easy to describe, but the underlying thought is all the more complex. Around 1900, Giacomo Puccini was attracted by the idea of developing a triptych from three one-act operas and wanted them to be linked by a complex dramaturgical thread. Rather than the plots themselves, the decisive element was to be the dominant emotional colours. A drama of moods.