Il tabarro – Puccini

SmallStages Tour Autumn 2021

Mid Wales Opera presents Puccini’s passionate late masterpiece Il tabarro, or ‘The Cloak’. Set on the banks of the Seine, this one act opera tells the short story of the barge owner Michele who suspects his young wife Giorgetta of being unfaithful. Packed with side plots and characters bringing to life the sights and sounds of 1900s Paris, the opera reaches its dramatic conclusion when Michele unexpectedly catches his wife’s lover at the strike of a match. With alluring melodies and a fast-moving pace, Il tabarro sees the great opera composer at the very height of his powers.

MWO’s new production features 6 singers and 4 players, with a new English translation by Richard Studer and a new chamber arrangement by Jonathan Lyness. The opera will be followed by a second half continuing the Parisian theme with a mix of entertaining musical items featuring all of our talented performers.

Music: Giacomo Puccini
Chamber Arrangement: Jonathan Lyness

Libretto: Giuseppe Adami
English Translation: Richard Studer

Opera duration 50 mins
INTERVAL
Second half duration 35 mins

Singers

Giorgetta: Elin Pritchard
Michele: Philip Smith
Luigi: Robyn Lyn Evans
La Frugola: Stephanie Windsor-Lewis
Tinca: Huw Ynyr
Talpa: Emyr Wyn Jones

Musicians

Violin: Laurence Kempton
Bassoon: Alexandra Callanan
Harp: Elfair Grug Dyer
Piano: Jonathan Lyness

Director/Designer: Richard Studer
Music Director:
Jonathan Lyness

MWO’s 2021 Il tabarro tour is supported by the Garfield Weston Foundation and Ashley Family Foundation

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