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Presented by Sydney Festival

Il Tabarro

9–13 January 2024 Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney

Presented by Sydney Festival, Giacomo Puccini’s one-act masterpiece is a darkly romantic tale of passion, desperation and heartbreak.

A nautical noir opera under the stars and on the harbour.

Il Tabarro 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 opera to an updated setting inspired by 1930s Depression-era Sydney. Conductor Simon Bruckard leads a cast of exceptional Australian talent and a live orchestra for an unmissable night.

This event is free and ticketed. Register your interest to be notified when tickets are released in December.

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Creatives & Cast


Composer Giacomo Puccini
Librettist Giuseppe Adami
Conductor Simon Bruckard
Director Constantine Costi
Production Designer Sabina Myers
Lighting Designer Matt Marshall
Movement / Assistant Director Shannon Burns
Sound Designer Tony David Cray
Luigi James Egglestone
Giorgetta Olivia Cranwell
Michele Simon Meadows
Talpa Stephen Marsh
Frugola Syrah Torii
Tinca Joshua Morton-GaleaORCHESTRAVictorian Opera Chamber Orchestra

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