Scottish Opera: Puccini's Il trittico

£21.00 - 91.00

Evenings: 6pm

Running time (approx.): 4 hours (includes 2 intervals)


Il tabarro, Suor Angelica & Gianni Schicchi

World-renowned director Sir David McVicar returns to Scottish Opera with Puccini’s epic triptych – a first both for him and the Company.

A trio of one-act operas of love and loss, Il trittico runs the gamut from high drama and heartbreaking tragedy to devilish black comedy and farce. Il tabarro (The Cloak) sees a wife trapped in a marriage she yearns to escape, Suor Angelica (Sister Angelica) an outsider forced into a life for which she has no vocation, and Gianni Schicchi a dysfunctional family caught in the snare of a shameless conman…

'McVicar... fills [the stage], moment-by-moment, with fabulous colour and imaginative panache.'
– The National on Falstaff 2021

Puccini’s scores, including the favourite ‘O mio babbino caro’ in Gianni Schicchi, each boast their own vivid sound world yet all three operas fit together into a truly satisfying whole. Music Director Stuart Stratford conducts a world-class ensemble cast that features Roland Wood (Falstaff 2021 and Tosca 2019), Jamie MacDougall (A Midsummer Night’s Dream 2022 and Candide 2022) alongside Sunyoung SeoElgan Llŷr Thomas (A Midsummer Night’s Dream 2022), Francesca Chiejina, and internationally acclaimed Scottish mezzo-soprano Karen Cargill (Bluebeard’s Castle 2017).

With an earlier start time and a long second interval for dinner and drinks, Il trittico promises an opera event like no other and a rare chance to hear all three operas in one night as Puccini intended.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

each opera hits a precise spot of local colour and human emotion

The Telegraph

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

stellar line-up of singers and nifty direction from David McVicar, was a triumph

The Scotsman

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

a staging of extraordinary accomplishment and cohesion

The Stage

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

operatic storytelling at its very best


*Ticket price includes a contribution to the theatre development fund which pays for the restoration and upkeep of our theatres. A £1.50 handling charge will be added if you require postage for your tickets.


Show related events

Pre show Talk

Saturday 25 March, 4.45pm
Empire Rooms

These half-hour sessions delve into the detail of Il tabarro, Suor Angelica & Gianni Schicchi, enhancing your enjoyment and extending your knowledge of the piece. Tickets are free but should be reserved in advance. Limited availability

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Groups (8+) £6 off Stalls and Dress (Excluding Fri & Sat eve) 
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Concessions £3 off. (Excluding Fri & Sat eve) Concessions are limited to one per person and may be withdrawn at any time.

Under 26s £10 tickets. Subject to availability and with a valid ID.

Student Standby £10 tickets. (Excluding Fri & Sat eve) Available on the day after 12pm from the Box Office at the Festival Theatre with a valid ID. 

School Groups £10, 1 adult free with every 10 children. (Excluding Fri & Sat eves) Please note groups cannot be booked online. If you wish to book a Group, please contact our dedicated Groups email,, or phone on 0131 529 6005.

Discounts are available to people with disabilities, please call box office to buy your tickets. If you would like to book a wheelchair space or if you have any special requirements, please phone the box office who can advise. 

* Student Standby tickets are subject to availability on the day of the performance and can only be purchased in person at the Box Office from 12pm. A valid Student or Young Scot ID is required. Only one ticket per card.

All discounts may be withdrawn at any time. 


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Sat 25 March 6.00PM

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