Il tabarro (The Cloak) is an opera in one act by Giacomo Puccini to an Italian libretto by Giuseppe Adami, based on Didier Gold’s play La houppelande. It is the first of the trio of operas known as Il trittico.
The work is the third and final part of Puccini’s Il trittico (The Triptych)—three one-act operas with contrasting themes, originally written to be presented together. Although it continues to be performed with one or both of the other trittico operas, Gianni Schicchi is now more frequently staged either alone or with short operas by other composers. When Il trittico premiered at New York’s Metropolitan Opera in December 1918, Gianni Schicchi became an immediate hit. Gianni Schicchi has subsequently become the most-performed part of Il trittico and has been widely recorded.
Please be advised that there are two show times: Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 8PM and Sunday, July 14 at 4PM.
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