Il Tabarro (on the waterfront)

September 2007

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By Giacomo Puccini

Libretto by Giuseppe Adami

At Sunset
Friday, September 7th, 2007
Sunday, September 9th, 2007
Friday, September 14th, 2007
Sunday, September 16th, 2007

Red Hook Marine Terminal, Pier 9B
Brooklyn, New York

A searing portrait of the troubled marriage of a ship’s captain and his restless wife, performed on the deck of the historic oil tanker The Mary A. Whalen.

for production photos click HERE

Production Team

Peter Szep, conductor
Beth Greenberg, director
Dixie Rich, costume designer
Scott Crawford, choreographer
The Vertical Puccini Orchestra


Photo credits
Yola Monakhov and Michael Nagel

The Cast

Giorgetta: Judith Barnes
Michele: Zurab Ninua
Luigi: Christian Sebek
Frugola: Twila Ehmcke
Talpa: Peter Ludwig
Tinca: Aram Tchobanian
Young Lovers: Heather Green and Matthew Pena

The Vertical Player Repertory Chorus
Rachel Coates, Maria Chen, Adam Davis, Joye Dawkins, Sarah Downs, Diana Fortuna, David Frutkoff, Joseph Friedman, Ellen Gottlieb, Donald Grove, Jeanne Holcomb, Aley Kent, Robert Lewis, Richard Mann, Kristin Moore, Randy Persche, Chitra Raghavan, Jill Reinier, Sandy Salerno, Lee Shen, Catherine Torrey
Opera News – On the Beat – IL Tabarro barges into Brooklyn, Nov 2007

New York Times – Don’t rock the boat; Opera in Progress, Sep 2007

New York Times – Slideshow, Sep 2007

Brooklyn Daily Eagle, – Vertical Player Repertory Presents Puccini on Red Hook Pier Waterfront, Sep 2007

Daily News, – Stevedores among their piers in opera, Sep 2007

Daily News – Puccini opera staged on Red Hook barge, Sep 2007