As part of PortSide NewYork’s efforts to raise awareness of, and appreciation for, the waterfront and working waterfront in the Port of New York
, Puccini’s opera Il Tabarro set on the tanker home of the Mary Whalen, in a working container port will
be performed by Vertical Player Repertory
and hosted by American Stevedoring, the operators of the Red Hook container port in Brooklyn. The tanker is the stage; the audience sits on the pier.
Actual stevedores and professional opera singers will share the stage, in a story about barge life, adultery and murder, surrounded by views of gantry cranes, containers, the lumber port, passing vessel traffic and a spectacular view of Governor's Island and the lower Manhattan skyline, making an unforgettable on-site experience.
Performances are scheduled for Friday, September 14 and Sunday, September 16.
Opera is one hour long without intermission.
Opera ticket is $25.
Opera + Sunset Reception before each performance $60. (Proceeds benefit PortSide)
http://www.smarttix.com/show.aspx?showCode=ILT or call (212) 868-4444