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Il Tabarro

Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)

24, 27, 30, October  

Whites Hotel

Il Tabarro – 'The Cloak' – is the first work in Il Trittico, Puccini’s trio of one-act operas (the other two are Gianni Schicchi and Suor Angelica) first performed in New York in 1918. It is a verismo melodrama set among the barges of the River Seine in 1910; a dark, passionate opera about a marriage that has gone sour, a love triangle, economic anxieties, unemployment and a lovers’ assignation that goes tragically wrong.

The barge owner Michele remembers the days when he could cover both himself and his wife Giorgetta with his cloak. Now he suspects her of infidelity with one of his stevedores...

In 2014, all ShortWork Operas will be performed in Whites Hotel, a 5-minute walk from Wexford Opera House.

Sung in Italian.

Tickets: €25

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  • Quentin Hayes

    Michele

    Biography

    Quentin Hayes

    Michele

    Baritone, United Kingdom

    Previously at WFO: Manz (A Village Romeo and Juliet, Delius, 2012); Metiffio (L’Arlesiana, Cilèa, 2012).

    Previous Engagements: Ping (Turandot, Puccini, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden); Ford (Falstaff, Verdi, English National Opera); Mereia/ Lepidus (Caligula, Detlev Glanert, Concertgebouw, Amsterdam).

    Forthcoming Engagements: Nachtigal (Die Meistersingers, Wagner, English National Opera); Soloist, (Dream of Gerontius, Elgar, Winchester & Gloucester Cathedrals).

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  • Maria Kozlova

    Giorgetta

    Biography

    Maria Kozlova

    Giorgetta

    Soprano, Russia

    Previous Engagements: Micaela (Carmen, Bizet, Focus Opera); Tatyana (Eugene Onegin, Tchaikovsky, Burry Court opera); Lady-in-waiting (cover) (Macbeth, Verdi, Glyndebourne).

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  • Alexandros Tsilogiannis

    Luigi

    Biography

    Alexandros Tsilogiannis

    Luigi

    Tenor, Greek

    Previous Engagements: Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly, Puccini, Regents opera); Cassio (Otello, Verdi, Opera på Skäret, Sweden).

    Forthcoming Engagements: Duke of Mantua (Rigoletto, Verdi, Opéra Nomade, Paris); Tenor soloist (Messiah, Handel, Anglican church in Monte Carlo).

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  • Stuart Laing

    Tinca

    Biography

    Stuart Laing

    Tinca

    Tenor, Australia

    Previously at WFO: Chorus (Cristina, regina di Svezia, La Navarraise, Thérèse, Il cappello di paglia di Firenze, 2013).

    Previous Engagements: Tchaplitski, Master of cermonies (The Queen of Spades, Tchaikovsky, Grange Park Opera); Squire Lovemore (The Lottery, Henry Fielding, Bury Court Opera); The Stage Manager (Our Town, Ned Rorem, Guildhall School of Music and Drama).

    Forthcoming Engagements: Tenor Soloist (Elijah, Mendelssohn, Minehead District Choral Society).

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  • Andrew Tipple

    Talpa

    Biography

    Andrew Tipple

    Talpa

    Bass, United Kingdom

    Previous Engagements: Chorus Cover Badger/Chorus (Cunning Little Vixen/Fidelio, Janáček/Beethoven, Garsington Opera); Chorus (Billy Budd, Britten, Gylndebourne); Chorus (Tristan und Isolde, Lohengrin, Tannhauser, Fliegender Hollander, Wagner, Bayreuth Festival).

    Forthcoming Engagements: Russian Father (Death in Venice, Britten, Garsington Opera); Cover Singer (Intermezzo, Strauss, Garsington Opera).

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  • Kezia Bienek

    Il frugola

    Biography

    Kezia Bienek

    Il frugola

    Mezzo-Soprano, United Kingdom

    Previously at WFO: 2011 chorus participation; awarded a bursary from The Opera Awards Foundation, 2013.

    Previous Engagements: Ottavia (cover) (L'incoronazione di Poppea, Monteverdi, English Touring Opera); Tauride (Arianna in Creta, Handel, London Handel Festival); Concepcion (L'heure Espagnole, Ravel, Royal College of Music International Opera School).

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  • Stefan Berkieta

    Stevedore

    Biography

    Stefan Berkieta

    Stevedore

    Bass-Baritone, United Kingdom

    Previous Engagements: Varsonofyev and chorus mentor (Khovanshchina, Mussorgsky, Birmingham Opera Company); Konrad Nachtigall (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Wagner, The Hallé); Chorus (Hippolyte et Aricie, Ramuea and Le Nozze di Figaro, Mozart, Glyndebourne Festival Opera; Die Zauberflöte, Mozart, Aix‑en-Provence Festival).

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  • David Lynn

    Stevedore/Tenor solo

    Biography

    David Lynn

    Stevedore/Tenor solo

    Tenor, Ireland

    Previous Engagements: Chorus (Mahagonny, Weill, OTC/Rough Music); Chorus (Flying Dutchman/Macbeth, Wagler/Verdi, NI Opera).

    Forthcoming Engagements: Chorus (Elixir of Love, Donizetti, OTC); 3rd Jew (Salomé, Strauss, NI Opera).

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  • Alice Rose Privett

    Midnete/Female Lover

    Biography

    Alice Rose Privett

    Midnete/Female Lover

    Soprano, United Kingdom

    Previous Engagements: Gretel (Hansel und Gretel, Humperdinck, West Green Opera / Garsington Young Artists); Nerone (L'icoronazione do Poppea, Monteverdi, Aldeburgh Festival); Nedda (I Pagliacci, Leoncavallo, Woodhouse Opera).

    Forthcoming Engagements: Recital (Brettl-Lieder/Seven Early Songs, Schoenberg and Berg, Kings Place. London); Gretel (Hansel and Gretel, Humperdinck, Pimlott Foundation); Soprano Solo (Child of Our Time, Tippett, Southern Sinfonia/Bath Abbey).

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  • Andrea Grant

    Music Director

    Biography

    Andrea Grant Team

    Music Director

    Canada

    Previously at WFO: Répétiteur, Cristina, regina di Svezia, 2013.

    Previous Engagements: Répétiteur (Albert Herring, Britten, University of Toronto); Répétiteur (Dialogues of the Carmelites, Poulenc, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis); Répétiteur (Tosca, Puccini, Highlands Opera Studio). 

    Forthcoming Engagements: Répétiteur (HMS Pinafore, Gilbert and Sullivan, University of Toronto); Répétiteur (Postcard from Morocco, Argento, University of Toronto); Répétiteur (Emmeline, Picker, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis).

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  • Dafydd Williams

    Stage Director

    Biography

    Dafydd Williams Team

    Stage Director

    Wales

    Previous Engagements: Director (Acis and Galatea and Dido and Aeneas, Handel and Purcell, Opera'r Ddraig); Director (The Magic Flute, Mozart, Opera Mint); Staff Director (King Priam, Tippet; Paul Bunyan, Britten; The Magic Flute, Mozart; English Touring Opera).

    Forthcoming Engagements: Staff Director (La Bohème, The Siege of Calais, The Wild Man of the West Indies, Puccini, Donizetti, English Touring Opera); Director (Postgraduate Vocal Studies Opera Scenes, Guildhall School of Music and Drama).

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  • John Crudden

    Lighting Designer

    Biography

    John Crudden Team

    Lighting Designer

    Ireland

    Previously at WFO: Lighting Designer (La Traviata, 2013).

    Previous Engagements: Lighting Designer (Agememnon, Aeschyhlus, Classic Stage Ireland); Lighting Designer (I ♥ Alice ♥ I, Amy Conroy, Hot for Theatre); Lighting Designer (How These Desperate Men Talk, Enda Walsh, Eat My Noise and Corcadorca).

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