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20 Apr 2007

Met's `Trittico' . . .

Il_Trittico.pngBy Stephen West [, 20 April 2007]

April 20 (Bloomberg) -- Jack O'Brien, the director of ``Hairspray,'' makes his Metropolitan Opera debut tonight staging Puccini's ``Il Trittico,'' a trio of short operas with good tunes. ``Il Tabarro'' culminates in a murder on a Parisian tugboat; ``Suor Angelica'' features a suicidal nun; in ``Gianni Schicchi,'' a comedy based on Dante, the wily title character impersonates a dead person and inherits a fortune.

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