- Giacomo Puccini. Opera in one act. 1917.
- Libretto by Giovacchino Forzano.
- First performance at the Metropolitan Opera, New York, on 14th December 1918.
|Suor Angelica ||soprano|
|The Princess, her aunt ||contralto|
|The Abbess ||mezzo-soprano|
|The Alms Sister ||soprano|
|The Novice-Mistress ||mezzo-soprano|
|Suor Genovieffa ||soprano|
|Suor Osmina ||soprano|
|Suor Dolcina ||mezzo-soprano|
|Nursing Sister ||soprano|
Sister Angelica, as the mother of an illegitimate baby, expiates her sin in a convent. Her aunt, the
Princess, seeking her signature to a document for her sister's marriage, tells her that the child died
two years ago. In despair Sister Angelica takes poison, but prays for forgiveness, seeing, as she
dies, a vision of the Blessed Virgin bringing her child to her.
Suor Angelica (Sister Angelica) formed part of Puccini's Il trittico (The Triptych), a group of
three operas, with Gianni Schicchi and Il tabarro (The Cloak). The best known aria from the work
is the moving Senza mamma, o bimbo (With no mother, my little child).