Giacomo Puccini – Il Tabarro
Recorded in The Concert Hall of The Belgian Radio & Television in Brussels from the 16th to the 19th March 1994.
About this Opera:
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 La Houppelande. It is part of the trio of operas known as “Il Trittico”. The libretto is from Giuseppe Adami and the sttings are set in Paris in the late 19th century. The Main Characters are Michele owner of a barge, aged 50 (baritone), Giorgetta, Michele’s wife, aged 25 (soprano) and Luigi, a stevedore, aged 20 (tenor).
The basic plot can be sumarize as:
Michele and his wife Giorgetta live on a barge in the river Seine. Michele watches as the stevedores finish their work for the day. As they walk past the barge, Giorgetta has a private conversation with Luigi. (a stevedore with whom she is having an affair) Giorgetta plans a secret meeting for late that night. Michele watches, but says nothing. He is convinced that his wife is having an affair. Later that evening, Luigi mistakes the light from Michele’s pipe as a sign from Giorgetta. As Luigi boards the barge, he encounters Michelle who strangles him to death. After he has killed Luigi, Michele hides the body under a cloak. (un tabarro) When Giorgetta comes home, Michele removes the cloak, revealing her lover’s dead body.
01. O Michele? Michele? (7:29)
02. Dunque, che cosa credi? (3:41)
03. O eterni innamorati, buona sera! (3:18)
04. To’! guarda la mia vecchia! (1:21)
05. Hai ben ragione (2:36)
06. Ho sognato una casetta (6:26)
07. O Luigi! Luigi! (2:49)
08. Dimmi: perché gli hai chiesto (3:52)
09. Come è difficile esser felici! (9:58)
10. Nulla! Silenzio! (3:03)
11. T’ho colto! (1:54)
12. Avevo ben ragione (2:00)
Stereo, DDD, mp3, 320 kbps, 117.83 Mb, 48:27 minutes. Covers, info & synopsis included.