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CHANGE OF DATE AND VENUE for Marble City Opera's Il Tabarro in Vonore

One of Marble City Opera’s two site-specific performances of Il Tabarro by Giacomo Puccini has been rescheduled to a new date and location.

The first performance of Il Tabarro will now take place at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, June 21, 2024 at the Sequoyah Birthplace Museum, 576 Unicoi Turnpike (TN-360), Vonore, TN. The second performance will be as previously announced at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 23, 2024 at Melton Lake Park, 697 Melton Lake Drive, Oak Ridge, TN. 

Executive Artistic Director Kathryn Frady said, “We were informed by our original venue in Vonore that the timing of their construction project had changed and that they wouldn’t be able to safely accommodate our audience. We explored several options and are thankful that we will be able to perform along the water on the beautiful property of the Sequoyah Birthplace Museum.”

The Sequoyah Birthplace Museum has served since 1986 as a primary historical resource on the legacy of Sequoyah and the history of Cherokee homelands in his lifetime. Sequoyah, who was one of the most influential figures in Cherokee history, created the Cherokee Syllabary, a written form of the Cherokee language.

Patrons who purchased  tickets for June 22 may exchange their tickets for either Friday, June 21 or Sunday, June 23, or receive a refund. Those wishing to purchase tickets to Il Tabarro may do so at  General admission tickets are $40 each. 

Il Tabarro is a one-act opera that runs about an hour. It is one of the three Puccini operas collectively known as “Il trittico.” The story of Il Tabarro takes place in the 1910s aboard a barge anchored on the bank of the Seine River in Paris. Barge captain Michele guesses that his wife Giorgetta is having an affair with a barge hand. Michele catches a longshoreman named Luigi on his way to meet Giorgetta late one night and operatic tragedy ensues. 

The singers in the cast of Il Tabarro are Marble City Opera’s Executive Artistic Director Kathryn Frady as Giorgetta; Eddie Brennan as Luigi; Jacob Lassetter as Michele; Chris Plaas as Tinca; Maurice Hendricks as Talpa; Ema Mitrović as La Frugola; Breyon Ewing as the Song Vendor; and Elena Klein as a Lover. The stage director for Il Tabarro is Marya Barry. The orchestra conductor is Andy Anderson.

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