A multi-camera recording of Il Tabarro filmed on Friday 12 January at 8:30pm
An unmissable night of opera under the stars on the waters of Cockle Bay, Il Tabarro (The Cloak) is Puccini’s one-act masterpiece – a darkly romantic tale of passion, desperation, and heartbreak.
The opera will be staged aboard The Carpentaria, a historic lightship built in 1917 – the same year Puccini finished work on the composition. Innovative director Constantine Costi and his team are taking this brooding piece of 'nautical noir' to an updated setting inspired by 1930s Depression-era Sydney. Conductor Simon Bruckard leads a cast of Australia’s most exciting up-and-coming opera singers and a live orchestra.