Three Operas, Reunited: Puccini's 'Il Trittico'


THE HIT SINGLE: "Senza mamma"

In the triptych's second opera, Sister Angelica, the title character (soprano Miriam Gordon-Stewart) hears of her child's death, and expresses her heartbreak in the wrenching aria "Without a mother."

THE B SIDE: "O mio babbino caro"

Gianni Schicchi's daughter Lauretta (soprano Ania Vegry) persuades her father to "help" her boyfriend Rinuccio's greedy family in one of Puccini's best-known arias, "O My Dear Father."