3-19 May 2024


Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Main Stage

Running time

3:45, incl. 2 intervals


From € 30

Il trittico

Puccini’s three faces

Giacomo Puccini composed his Il trittico as a trio of one-act operas, the first evoking horror, the second sadness and the third laughter. Now for the first time, the three short operas are being performed together by Dutch National Opera. This concludes the Puccini cycle that conductor Lorenzo Viotti and stage director Barrie Kosky have produced over three seasons. 

Photo: Marta Syrko

Puccini’s three faces

The three one-act operas are very different in character, setting and subject matter, but they share one key feature: death. In Il tabarro (The cloak), a sailor and his wife have lost their only child and have become fatally estranged in the aftermath. The main character in Suor Angelica was banished to a convent after giving birth to an illegitimate baby. There, seven years later, she learns that her son has died. In desperation, she commits suicide but as she dies she is forgiven by the Virgin Mary in a vision. In Gianni Schicchi, a rich old man dies. His greedy family try to get their hands on the inheritance with the help of the cunning farmer Schicchi.


Puccini year with celebrated performers

2024 is precisely 100 years since the death of Giacomo Puccini at the age of 66. As a composer, Puccini is known for his refined theatrical instincts and powerful emotional eloquence. In this ‘Puccini year’, Dutch National Opera will be presenting the Italian composer’s most diverse work, Il trittico, in which he demonstrates his mastery of three different genres.

The German baritone Michael Volle, who achieved worldwide fame as Wotan (Der Ring des Nibelungen), Falstaff (in Verdi’s opera of the same name) and Scarpia (Tosca), will be making his DNO debut in his first performance of the roles of Michele (Il tabarro) and Gianni Schicchi. These roles will allow him to show two completely different sides: as a tortured verismo character and as a sly comedic figure. The role of Suor Angelica, a character whose tragedy never fails to move, will be sung by the Russian soprano Elena Stikhina, who previously gave a stunning performance in the title role of Madama Butterfly at DNO.

Contribute to this Green Deal production

Contribute to this Green Deal production

We are making this performance as sustainable as possible 

We believe it is important to be sustainable when creating art so that future generations too can continue to enjoy the magic on our stage. That is why we are looking at how we can make our productions more sustainable. Among other things, this has resulted in our own Green Deal – a guideline for how to reduce the environmental impact of productions.

This production was created in accordance with the Green Deal as one of the first in a series. We are learning all we can from our experiences, and this will help us adapt our approach next season.

To offset the unavoidable emissions resulting from this performance, Dutch National Opera & Ballet is partnering with Trees For All, a charity recognised by the Netherlands Fundraising Regulator. Trees For All plants trees in the Netherlands and abroad for a better climate, more biodiversity and a healthier living environment.  

Audiences attending this performance are being offered the opportunity to make an extra contribution to two forest sustainability projects: new loam-soil woodland in the Groene Woud nature area in Brabant (Netherlands) and the restoration of the tropical rainforest and habitat of the orang-utan in Borneo.


Help the planet keep its forests

You too can contribute to these forest sustainability projects. If you buy tickets online for Il trittico, you will get the option during the payment process to add an extra amount. Your contribution goes directly to Trees For All.

Performance information

Sung in Italian

Musical direction  Lorenzo Viotti
Stage direction  Barrie Kosky
Set design  Rebecca Ringst
Costume design  Victoria Behr
Lighting design  Joachim Klein

Il tabarro

Libretto  Giuseppe Adami

Michele  Michael Volle
Luigi  Joshua Guerrero
Tinca  Mark Omvlee
Talpa  Sam Carl 
Giorgetta  Leah Hawkins
La Frugola  Raehann Bryce-Davis
Amante Juliana Grigoryan
Un venditore di canzonette / Un amante  Salvador Villanueva*

Suor Angelica

Libretto  Giovacchino Forzano

Suor Angelica  Elena Stikhina
La zia Principessa  Raehann Bryce-Davis
La Badessa  Helena Rasker
La suora Zelatrice  Polly Leech
La maestra delle novizie  Eva Kroon
Suor Genovieffa  Juliana Grigoryan
Suor Osmina  Inna Demenkova
Suor Dolcina  Sophia Hunt*
La suora infermiera  Martina Myskohlid*
Prima cercatrice  Lisette Bolle
Secunda cercatrice  Yvonne Kok
Prima conversa  Caroline Cartens
Seconda conversa  Elsa Barthas
La novizia  Vida Matičič Malnaršič

Gianni Schicchi

Libretto  Giovacchino Forzano

Gianni Schicchi  Michael Volle
Lauretta  Juliana Grigoryan
Zita  Helena Rasker
Rinuccio  Joshua Guerrero
Gherardo  Mark Omvlee
Nella  Inna Demenkova
Betto di Signa  Sam Carl
Simone  Scott Wilde
Marco  Georgiy Derbas-Richter*
La Ciesca  Polly Leech
Maestro Spinellocio Tomeu Bibiloni
Ser Amantio De Nicolao Frederik Bergman
Pinellino tba
Guccio  tba

* Dutch National Opera Studio

Chorus of Dutch National Opera
Chorus master  Edward Ananian-Cooper

Nieuw Amsterdams Children’s Chorus (part of Nieuw Vocaal Amsterdam)
Children’s chorus master  Anaïs de la Morandais

Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra

The climax of Lorenzo Viotti and Barrie Kosky’s Puccini cycle

Ticket prices

Check out the ticket prices per price category via the link below.

Ticket prices

We offer discounts for specific groups in order to make our performances accessible to everyone. Check this page to see if you are eligible for a discount.

Standard CJP | City Pass | 
Youth up to 16
1st € 176,00 € 161,00
2nd € 151,00 € 133,00
3rd € 120,00 € 103,00
4th € 95,00 € 85,00
5th € 64,00 € 56,00
6th € 30,00 € 24,00

Dutch National Opera & Ballet works with a system of dynamic pricing: during the booking period the ticket prices may increase, depending on demand. Prices exclude € 2,00 booking fee per ticket.

Student discount and Student Alert
Students can take advantage of discounted tickets for performances at Dutch National Opera & Ballet. From 13.00 on the day of the performance, if it is not sold out, you can buy a ticket online for only € 19 (including booking fee). Have your valid student ID card or proof of enrolment ready to show at the door.

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Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra | Netherlands Chamber Orchestra

Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra | Netherlands Chamber Orchestra

The Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra and Netherlands Chamber Orchestra have been the main orchestral partners of Dutch National Opera for over thirty years. They are regarded as among the best opera orchestras in the world. The Concertgebouw in Amsterdam is the main regular stage for their concerts.

Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra | Netherlands Chamber Orchestra

In addition to the programmes with chief conductor Lorenzo Viotti and Gordan Nicolić (musical leader of the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra), the orchestras  collaborate with both internationally acclaimed guest conductors and soloists and top-class musicians from the up-and-coming generation.

The orchestras perform at numerous venues, bringing people together through their music and giving both classical music aficionados and new audiences the perfect musical experience. With their welcoming home base in the NedPhO Dome in Amsterdam’s Indische Buurt neighbourhood, the two orchestras are at the heart of the community and aim to make classical music accessible to everyone who shows an interest.

In the 2023/2024 season, the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra will be playing the operas Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt MahagonnyLohengrinIl trittico and Oedipus Rex / Antigone. The Netherlands Chamber Orchestra can be heard in Die Zauberflöte and Roberto Devereux


An introduction will take place 45 minutes before the start of this performance, during which an expert will give background information and offer interesting perspectives on the performance, allowing you to get even more out of your theatre visit. The introductions are given in Dutch. They can be visited for free and without reservation, by showing your ticket for the performance.

Introduction Il trittico by: tba
Location: Souterrain

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