Maria José Siri and Gregory Kunde star as the ill-fated lovers at the centre of Puccini’s passionate opera about a free-spirited country girl who becomes the toast of Paris and finds herself torn between true love and a life of luxury. This sumptuous opera – Puccini’s first major triumph – is a title closely linked to Teatro Regio, which hosted the world premiere in 1893. The rich score is characterised by youthful vitality and filled with glorious melodies.
Director: Jean Reno. Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda. Cast: Maria José Siri, Gregory Kunde. Duration: TBC. Sung in Italian, with English subtitles.
10.30am Sun 23 April