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Tabarro, Il (‘The Cloak’)locked

  • Julian Budden

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Opera in one act by giacomo Puccini to a libretto by giuseppe Adami after Didier Gold’s play La houppelande; New York, Metropolitan Opera, 14 December 1918 (as no.1 of Il trittico).

Il tabarro is the first item in a triple bill of contrasted one-act operas, a project which Puccini had cherished for many years but from which he had been regularly dissuaded by Giulio Ricordi as being harmful to the box office. Not until Ricordi’s death in ...

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