ROH premières Puccini and Nureyev

Published: 30 January 2021
Reporter: Vera Liber

Il Tabarro Credit: Bill Cooper
Artists of the Royal Ballet in Raymonda Act III Credit: Tristram Kenton

Royal Opera House has announced two new Friday Premières: Puccini's Il trittico from 5 February and Nureyev's Raymonda Act III from 12 February 2021.

Puccini’s Il trittico comprises three one-act works: Il tabarro, set aboard a barge on the Seine, stars Lucio Gallo as Michele, Eva-Maria Westbroek as Giorgetta and Aleksandrs Antonenko as Luigi; Suor Angelica features Ermonela Jaho in the title role; Gianni Schicchi centres around a family dispute over a missing will, with Lucio Gallo as Gianni Schicchi, Francesco Demuro as Rinuccio and Ekaterina Siurina as Lauretta. In this recording from 2011, the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House and the Royal Opera Chorus are conducted by Antonio Pappano.

Rudolf Nureyev’s staging of Raymonda Act III by Marius Petipa celebrates the wedding of Raymonda and the knight Jean de Brienne, featuring a range of folk dances, ensemble sequences and solos, with music by Alexander Glazunov. In this recording from 2019, the role of Raymonda is danced by Natalia Osipova, with Vadim Muntagirov as Jean de Brienne. The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House is conducted by Pavel Sorokin.

Titles currently available include Andrea Chénier (The Royal Opera, 2015), Marguerite and Armand (The Royal Ballet, 2017), Cendrillon (The Royal Opera, 2011) and La Fille mal gardée (The Royal Ballet, 2015).