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Brooklyn Repertory Opera to present Puccini's "Il Tabarro"

On May 14, 15, 21, and 22 at 2PM Brooklyn Repertory Opera will present Puccini's "Il Tabarro" ("The Cloak") with a 2 PM curtain time at littlefiled performance space, 622 Degraw Street, Brooklyn 11217. Tickets are $25 for General Admission and $13 for Students and Seniors. Tickets may be purchased on line at or at the door on the day of the performance. All performances will be in English.

Set in Paris during the first years of the twentieth century, Il Tabarro's tightly focused plot centers on Michele, the owner of a barge moored on the Seine; his younger wife, Giorgetta, who no longer enjoys their nomadic river life and has taken up with a man her own age; and her lover, Luigi, who wants to settle down in Paris to a more stable workman's life -- hopefully with Giorgetta. As is typical of the grim verismo style, the outcome is unpleasant for these three characters. It's not all grim though; in the characters Frugola, Talpa, Tinca & the Song-vendor we find delightful comedy, as well as poignant sweetness in the two Lovers music.

The opera will be conducted on alternating dates by Roger Malouf and Jason Wirth.

The production is fully staged with orchestra.