Puccini: Gianni Schicchi

This page lists all recordings of Gianni Schicchi, by Giacomo Antonio Domenico Michele Secondo Maria Puccini (1858-1924) on CD, DVD, Blu-ray & download (MP3 & FLAC). Generally, more recent releases are listed first, but with priority given to those that are in stock.

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Puccini: Il Trittico

Puccini: Il Trittico

1st time on only 2 discs


Il Tabarro Robert Merrill (Michele), Mario del Monaco (Luigi), Renata Tebaldi (Giorgetta), Lucia Danieli (La Frugola), Renato Ercolani (Il Tinca), Silvio Maionica (Il Talpa), Piero de Palma (Venditore di canzonette), Gianfranco Manganott & Dora Carral (Due Amanti)

Suor Angelica

Renata Tebaldi (Suor Angelica), Giulietta Simionato (La Zia Principessa), Lucia Danieli (La Badessa), Miti Truccato Pace (La Zelatrice), Anna di Stasio (La Maestra delle novizie), Dora Carral (Suor Genovieffa)

Gianni Schicchi

Fernando Corena (Gianni Schicchi), Renata Tebaldi (Lauretta), Lucia Danieli (Zita), Agostino Lazzari (Rinuccio), Renato Ercolani (Gherardo), Dora Carral (Nella), Antoine de Ninno (Gherardino), Giovanni Foiani (Betto di Signa), Paolo Washington (Simone), Silvio Maionica (Marco), Miti Truccato Pace (La Ciesca), Giuseppe Morresi (Spinelloccio)

Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Lamberto Gardelli

Alto - ALC2023

(CD - 2 discs)

$13.75

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Puccini: Il Trittico

Puccini: Il Trittico

Recorded live at the Royal Opera House, September 2011


Il Tabarro

Lucio Gallo (Michele), Aleksandrs Antonenko (Luigi), Eva-Maria Westbroek (Giorgetta), Alan Oke (Tinca), Jeremy White (Talpa), Irina Mishura (La Frugola), Ji-Min Park (Venditore), Anna Devin, Robert Anthony Gardiner (Due Amanti)

Suor Angelica

Ermonela Jaho (Suor Angelica), Anna Larsson (La Zia Principessa), Eryl Royle (Suor Osmina), Anna Devin (Suor Genovieffa), Kathy Batho (Novice), Elizabeth Key (Suor Dolcina), Elizabeth Woollett (Nursing Sister), Gillian Webster, Kathleen Wilder (Due Cercatrici), Irina Mishura (La Badessa), Elizabeth Sikora (Maestra delle Novizie), Elena Zilio (La Suora Zelatrice)

Gianni Schicchi

Lucio Gallo (Gianni Schicchi), Ekaterina Siurina (Lauretta), Francesco Demuro (Rinuccio), Elena Zilio (Zita), Rebecca Evans (Nella), Marie McLaughlin (La Ciesca), Jeremy White (Betto di Signa), Gwynne Howell (Simone), Robert Poulton (Marco), Alan Oke (Gherardo), Filippo Turkheimer (Gherardino), Henry Waddington (Maestro Spinelloccio), Enrico Fissore (Ser Amantio di Nicolai), Daniel Grice (Pinellio), John Molloy (Guccio)

Royal Opera Chorus & Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Antonio Pappano (conductor) & Richard Jones (director)

This is The Royal Opera’s first complete presentation of Puccini’s Il trittico since 1965. Leading director Richard Jones staged his witty, darkly comic realization of Gianni Schicchi for The Royal Opera in 2007, and here he completes the trio.

3 DVDs for the price of 1

Leading director Richard Jones staged his witty, darkly comic realization of Gianni Schicchi for The Royal Opera in 2007.

The production was revived in 2012 and here he completes the trio with two new productions of Il Tabarro and Suor Angelica.

Antonio Pappano conducts an acclaimed cast including Eva-Maria Westbroek, Ermonela Jaho, Lucio Gallo, Elena Zilio and rising star Francesco Demuro.

These three one-act works were broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and went to cinemas world-wide in February 2012.

Running time: 180 minutes

Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/ES

Sound format: 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS

“a triumph...three wonderfully directed and expertly acted productions. Add in Pappano's impeccable conducting and his valuable introductions to the pieces, and you have a nigh-on ideal Trittico.” BBC Music Magazine, September 2012 *****

“In the theatre, Suor Angelica packed a stronger punch [than Il Tabarro]. Here, on DVD, it is little short of devastating...Jaho's youthful vulnerability is deeply moving...Gianni Schicchi is a wicked 1960s delight...Outstandingly filmed, this set marks a high point for live opera on DVD...I have no hesitation in making this new Trittico the top recommendation.” Gramophone Magazine, October 2012

“Pappano draws consistently fine playing from the orchestra...Gallo is in very good from as Michele...Westbroek gives her all in Giorgetta's contrasting scenes...Jaho dominates [Suor Angelica], of course, and in a role which she had never sung before...Gallo exhibits his facility for comic roles [in Schicchi]...One will have to look far to find a better trio of performances than these” International Record Review, September 2012

“Pappano conducts a riotously raucous Schicchi, a bleak, foreboding Tabarro, and a poignant Suor Angelica in this 2007 Covent Garden production by Richard Jones. I can't think of a better cast for Tabarro than Lucio Gallo, Aleksandrs Antonenko, and Eva-Maria Westbroek, and Ermonela Jaho is a harrowingly sorrowful Suor Angelica. Wonderful stuff.” James Longstaffe, Presto Classical, July 2014

GGramophone Awards 2013

Winner - Opera

GGramophone Magazine

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DVD & Blu-ray Choice - September 2012

Blu-ray Disc

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Opus Arte Royal Opera House Collection - OABD7102D

(Blu-ray)

$44.50

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Puccini: Gianni Schicchi

Puccini: Gianni Schicchi


Victoria de los Angeles, Tito Gobbi & Anna Maria Canali

Rome Opera Orchestra, Gabriele Santini

Victoria de los Angeles, Tito Gobbi and Anna Maria Canali perform in the legendary 1958 recording of Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi. The one act opera, with libretto by Forzano, is the third of Il Trittico. Regis will issue a special box set of Il Trittico in Spring 2010.

“An ideal blend of humour and warmth.” BBC Music Magazine, September 2010 *****

Regis - RRC1318

(CD)

$8.25

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Puccini: Gianni Schicchi

Puccini: Gianni Schicchi


Tito Gobbi (Schicchi), Cecilia Fusco (Lauretta), Jolanda Gardino (Zita), Renzo Casellato (Rinnuccio), Mario Carlin (Gherardo), Liliana Rossi-Perino (Nella), Carlo Ambrosoni (Gherardino), Angelo Nosotti (Betto di Signa), Paolo Montarsolo (Simone), Mario Basiola jnr. (Marco), Luisella Ciaffi Ricagno (Ciesca), Giorgio Onesti (Spinelloccio), Christiano Dalamangas (Pinellino), Enzo Viaro (Guccio), Carlo Badioli (Amantio di Nicolao)

RAI Milano Orchestra, Massimo Pradella

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Opera dOro - OPD1293

(CD)

Normally: $9.00

Special: $7.20

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Puccini: Gianni Schicchi

Puccini: Gianni Schicchi


Fernando Corena, Laurel Hurley, Belen Amparan & Nicola Moscona

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Dmitri Mitropoulos

This is a 1958 Metropolitan Opera recording.

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Myto - MCD00225

(CD)

Normally: $9.00

Special: $7.65

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Puccini: Il Trittico

Puccini: Il Trittico


Puccini:

Il tabarro

Juan Pons (Michele), Miroslav Dvorsky (Luigi), Paoletta Marrocu (Giorgetta), Anna Maria Chiuri (La Frugola), Carlo Bosi (Il Tinca), Luigi Roni (Il Talpa), Andrea Caré (Venditore)

Suor Angelica

Barbara Frittoli (Angelica), Mariana Lipovšek (La Zia Principessa)

Gianni Schicchi

Leo Nucci (Gianni Schicchi), Nino Machaidze (Lauretta), Cinzia De Mola (Zita), Vittorio Grigolo (Rinuccio), Francesca Sassu (Nella), Tiziana Tramonti (La Ciesca), Luca Casalin (Gherardo), Elia Fabbian (Betto di Signa), Mario Luperi (Simone), Vincenzo Taormina (Marco)


Orchestra and Chorus of Teatro alla Scala Milan, Riccardo Chailly

Subtitles in Italian, English, French, Spanish.

Recorded live at La Scala, March 2008

DVD Video

Region: 0

Format: NTSC

Hardy - HCD4041

(DVD Video - 2 discs)

$42.25

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Gianni Schicchi & The Miserly Knight

Gianni Schicchi & The Miserly Knight


Puccini:

Gianni Schicchi

Alessandro Corbelli (Gianni Schicchi), Sally Matthews (Lauretta), Felicity Palmer (Zita), Massimo Giordano (Rinuccio), Adrian Thompson (Gherardo), Olga Schalaeva (Nella), Christopher Waite (Gherardino), Maxim Mikhailov II (Betto di Signa), Luigi Roni (Simone), Riccardo Novaro (Marco), Marie McLaughlin (Ciesca)

Rachmaninov:

The Miserly Knight, Op. 24

Sergei Leiferkus (The Baron), Richard Berkeley-Steele (Albert), Viacheslav Voynarovskiy (Moneylender), Albert Schagidullin (The Duke), Maxim Mikhailov (The Servant), Matilda Leyser ("Aerialist")


Richard Berkeley-Steele, Maxim Mikhailov, Viacheslav Voynarovskiy, Albert Schagidullin, Sergei Leiferkus & Matilda Leyser

Vladimir Jurowski (conductor) & Annabel Arden (stage director)

Alessandro Corbelli takes the title role in Annabel Arden’s whirlwind production of Puccini’s compact opera, in which the scheming Gianni Schicchi retrieves for himself the spoils of a disinherited family to pave the way for his daughter to marry her love.

Recorded live at Glyndebourne Opera House, Sussex, UK, on 11th July 2004.

Note: This Blu-ray Disc (BD) is not compatible with standard DVD players.

Plus:

Rachmaninov’s The Miserly Knight – The complete opera, also directed by Annabel Arden and conducted by Vladimir Jurowski, as performed alongside Gianni Schicchi as a double bill at Glyndebourne on 11th July 2004.

PICTURE FORMAT: 1080i

LENGTH: 162 Mins

SOUND: 2.0 & 5.1 PCM AUDIO

SUBTITLES: EN/FR/DE/ES/IT

“Annabel Arden’s dark staging of Rachmaninov’s opera and her brilliantly funny view of Puccini’s comedy make for a perfect Glyndebourne evening. Sergei Leiferkus and Alessandro Corbelli are memorable in the respective title parts and Vladimir Jurowski is the superb conductor.” Sunday Times

“Alessandro Corbelli delivers a masterclass in how to extract every ounce of humour from comedy by playing it straight. He is the king of comedy and an international treasure.” The Stage

Blu-ray Disc

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Opus Arte - OABD7010D

(Blu-ray)

$44.50

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Puccini: Gianni Schicchi

Puccini: Gianni Schicchi


Alessandro Corbelli (Schicchi), Massimo Giordano (Rinuccio), Sally Matthews (Lauretta), Felicity Palmer (Zita), Marie McLaughlin (La Ciesca)

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vladimir Jurowski, directed by Annabel Arden

PICTURE FORMAT: 16:9
LENGTH: 74 MINS
SOUND: DTS SURROUND / LPCM STEREO
SUBTITLES: EN/FR/DE/ES/IT

“A notably stellar cast in Puccini's black comedy 'Gianni Schicchi'” BBC Music Magazine, Proms Issue 2005

“Glyndebourne has a first-rate lyric comedian in Alessandro Corbelli and a conductor who handles the music with feeling for its tenderness as well as its brio. The lovers, Sally Matthews and Massimo Giordano, bring fresh voices and good looks, and among the mean old relatives Felicity Palmer's brazen-voiced Zita is a joy. Small parts like the Notary's assistants the boy who brings the news that Gianni is on his way are played with relish, and even the corpse of Buoso Donati comes to life as he falls out of the cupboard where he has been bestowed and takes a brisk curtain-call at the end.” Gramophone Magazine, Awards Issue 2005

“Puccini's comic masterpiece comes in a production by Annabel Arden that determinedly underlines the black side of this sparkling farce...[Jurowski] also emphasizes that point...Corbelli proves a masterly Schicchi, at once characterful, funny and sinister” Penguin Guide, 2010 edition ***

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Format: NTSC

Opus Arte - OA0918D

(DVD Video)

$29.50

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Puccini: Il Trittico

Puccini: Il Trittico


Il Tabarro Sylvia Sass (Giorgetta), Nicola Marinucci (Luigi), Piero Cappuccilli (Michele), Sergio Bertocchi (Il Tinca), Aldo Bramante (Il Talpa), Eleonora Jankovic (La Frugola), Ernesto Gavazzi (Venditore di canzonette), Anna Baldasserini, Bruno Brando (Due amanti)

Suor Angelica Rosalind Plowright (Suor Angelica), Dunja Vejzovic (La Zia Principessa), Maria Grazia Allegri (La Badessa), Jole Arno (Zelatrice), Nella Verri (La Maestra delle novizie), Giovanna Santelli (Suor Genovieffa), Maria Dalla Spezia (Suor Osmina), Mildela d'Amico (Suor Dolcina)

Gianni Schicchi Juan Pons (Gianni Schicchi), Cecilia Gasdia (Lauretta), Eleonora Jankovic (Zita), Yuri Marusin (Rinuccio), Alessandra Cesareo (Gherardo), Franco Boscolo (Betto di Signa), Mario Luperi (Simone), Giorgio Tadeo (Marco), Nella Verri (Ciesca), Claudio Giombi (Spinelloccio)

Teatro alla Scala, Milan, Gianandrea Gavazzeni

“This Warner DVD offers idiomatic performances from La Scala of Puccini's trilogy. The productions are broadly traditional, with an ultra-realistic set for the grand guignol of Iltabarro and rather more stylised settings for SuorAngelica and Gianni Schicchi.
Casting is strong in Il tabarro, with Piero Cappuccilli in his prime as Michele, the cuckolded bargemaster. His appeal to Giorgetta, his estranged wife, is so passionate and tender that his climactic solo has your total sympathy. Sylvia Sass as Giorgetta tends to overact; the steely edge in her voice helps keep your sympathies with Michele. As Luigi, Nicola Martinucci is powerful and unstrained. Outstanding among the others is Eleonora Jankovic as La Frugola, firm of voice and characterful without overacting.
The staging of the murder and Michele's revealing of the body under his cloak, always tricky to bring off, is neatly managed.
The stylised set for Suor Angelica is unobjectionable.
What dominates, as it should, is Rosalind Plowright's moving performance of the title role.
Next to her, Dunja Vejzovic is disappointing, not so much vocally as in appearance and personality; she seems too young and lightweight; hardly the unforgiving Princess. The nuns are nicely touched in, and the chorus is impressive. Brian Large's direction sidesteps the final and sentimental vision of Angelica's dead child.
Gianni Schicchi is placed in an enormous apartment with a panoramic view over Florence. The claustrophobia that can add point to the comic story is entirely absent, but the set is undistracting.
Eleonora Jankovic again stands out among the incidental characters as the old woman, Zita, and Yuri Marusin as Rinuccio copes well with his big aria. Lauretta, his lover, is strongly cast, with Cecilia Gasdia luxuriantly drawing out 'O mio babbino caro' in finely shaded phrases, to the delight of the Scala audience. Juan Pons is a firm and commanding Schicchi, taking centrestage from his first entry.”
Gramophone Classical Music Guide, 2010

DVD Video

Region: 2,3,4,5,6

Format: NTSC

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Warner Classics Warner Vision - 5046709432

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Puccini: Gianni Schicchi

Puccini: Gianni Schicchi

(opera in one act)


Alberto Rinaldi, Tatiana Lisnic, Mabel Perelstein, Stefano Secco, Gerardo Lopez, Sara Galli

Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra, Alexander Rahbari

Naxos Opera Classics - 8660111

(CD)

$9.25

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