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The concert version of il Tabarro on June 13, will be aboard the Star of Knoxville riverboat as it sails down the river.  For more information on the concert click here.

 

Marble City Opera’s two site-specific performances of il Tabarro will take place in Tellico and Oak Ridge at the river’s edge. The staged, costumed performances with orchestra are on dry land as close to the water as possible. 

On Saturday, June 22 at 7:00 p.m., we'll be at the Port of Tellico, 280 Tellico Port Road in Vonore for a performance overlooking Tellico Lake of the Little Tennessee River. VIP ticket holders will attend a pre-show reception aboard the “Party on the Barge” which is also located at the Port of Tellico in the Niles Ferry Industrial Park. 

On Sunday, June 23 at 7:00 p.m., we'll be in Melton Lake Park, 697 Melton Lake Drive in Oak Ridge for a performance overlooking Melton Hill Lake of the Clinch River. 

SYNOPSIS

Il tabarro (The cloak) is the first opera in Puccini’s Il trittico, which also comprises of Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi. The story is set on a barge on the river Seine in Paris.

The scene is Michele's barge on the Seine, in a corner of Paris. Giorgetta, Michele's young wife, is in love with Luigi, a longshoreman hired by her husband during the loading of the barge. Michele, by mere accident, guesses the truth. Having overheard his wife giving a rendezvous to Luigi by night, Michele waits for the man, surprises him as he jumps on the barge, seizes him by the neck, compels him to admit he is his wife's lover and strangles him. 

Then he hides the body under his cloak, and when Giorgetta, in mortal fear, comes on deck and asks Michele if he does not wish her to come and rest near him under his cloak — for, according to the text, “every man carries a cloak, hiding sometimes a great joy, sometimes a terrible sorrow” — her wronged husband throws it open and Giorgetta utters a shriek of horror as her lover's body rolls at her feet.

IL Tabarro

Puccini's

June 22, 2024 @ 7pm
at Party on the Barge - Vonore

June 23, 2024 @ 7pm
at Melton Peninsula - Oak Ridge

 

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KATHRYN FRADY

GEORGETTA

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MAURICE HENDRICKS

TALPA

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EDDIE BRENNAN

LUIGI

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EMA MITROVIC

FRUGOLA

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JACOB LASSETTER

MICHELE

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BREYON EWING

VENDOR

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CHRIS PLAAS

TINCA

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ELENA KLEIN

SOPRANO SOLO

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Marya Barry

STAGE DIRECTOR

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Andy Anderson

CONDUCTOR

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This project is being supported, in whole or in part, by federal award number SLFRP5534 awarded to the State of Tennessee by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

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