Il Tabarro

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Duration: 1 hour

Antonio Pappano introduces and conducts this one-act opera by Puccini at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. The first in a trilogy of short operas by Puccini, Il Tabarro - The Cloak - is a dark passionate opera with a love triangle at its core and is set on a barge on the banks of the river Seine.

Directed for the stage by Richard Jones and featuring an international cast, Eva-Maria Westbroek is Giorgetta, Lucio Gallo is her husband Michele and Aleksandrs Antonenko plays the young docker Luigi. At the climax of the opera the cloak reveals its dark secret.

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Antonio Pappano
Alison Grist
Antonio Pappano


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