Marble City Opera to Present Site-Specific Production of Puccini Classic

By David Salazar

Marble City Opera is set to present a site-specific production of “Il Tabarro” this June.

The Puccini work will star Kathryn Frady as Giorgetta; Eddie Brennan as Luigi; Jacob Lassetter as Michele; Chris Plaas as Tinca; Maurice Hendricks as Talpa; Ema Mitrović as La Frugola; Breyon Ewing as the Song Vendor; and Elena Klein as a Lover.

Andy Anderson conducts and Marya Barry directs.

The performances of the Puccini work are set for June 22 and 23 with the first showcase taking place at the Port of Tellico in Vonore, TN, and the second at Melton Lake Park in Oakridge, TN.

The company will also be presenting a concert version of the opera aboard the Star of Knoxville on June 13, 2024.