I’ve pondered over many years what other operas you would put with any of Puccini’s ‘Il trittico’ if you were not going to do these operas as a double or triple-bill in their own right? When in Lyon recently, I finally learned the answer. What inspired programming by Opera Lyon! What better to go with Il Tabbaro than Schoenberg’s Von Heute Auf Morgen; Une Tragédie Florentine by Zemlinsky paired with Gianni Schicchi and, lastly, Hindemith’s Sancta Susannna with the oft performed Suor Angelica. Good programming; interesting programming; provocative programming. Next time I see some of the more commonplace, non-thinking, complementary billings with these masterful Puccini jewels, I shall remember the innovation of Opera Lyon. Bravo.