Monday, August 20, 2007

'Steamy' Opera on the Brooklyn Waterfront

The Vertical Player Repertory will be performing Puccini's "Il Tabarro" using the Mary A. Whalen as their stage on Friday, September 07, through Sunday, September 16.

VPR is collaborating with PortSide New York to present this "steamy maritime opera about adultery and murder." The Mary A. Whalen is a retired oil tanker docked at the Red Hook Marine Terminal.

PortSide New York says:
"With actual stevedores and professional opera singers sharing the stage, 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, this will be an unforgettable on-site experience for audience and performers alike."

The opera will start at sundown, approximately 7 p.m. (arrive early). Tickets are $25 each. PortSide NewYork will host a Sunset Reception on the pier before each performance from 5 - 7 p.m.; $35. (Artisan Food, Wine + Beer from Tini Winebar Café of Red Hook.)

Location: Red Hook Marine Terminal, Pier 9B
Corner of Hamilton Avenue and Van Brunt Street
The event is hosted by American Stevedoring Inc., operator of the Red Hook container port.

Photo courtesy of PortSide NY

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