Suor Angelica

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Episode 2 of 3

Duration: 1 hour

Antonio Pappano introduces and conducts this short one-act opera at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, a tragic tale of love, loss and religious redemption set in 17th-century Sienna, which was Puccini's favourite opera from his trilogy Il Trittico. The setting is a Catholic children's hospital run by nuns, where Sister Angelica has become an expert herbalist creating remedies for the sick. She is much loved yet hiding a deep secret and over the course of the work Puccini gradually tightens the emotional screw.

Directed for the stage by Richard Jones with an international cast.


Antonio Pappano
Alison Grist
Antonio Pappano
Antonio Pappano


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