May 14–17 | 6:30pm | Pier 16 | $60
On Site Opera returns to the Seaport Museum to stage Il Tabarro (The Cloak) with music by Giacomo Puccini and libretto by Giuseppe Adami aboard the lightship Ambrose and on Pier 16. As the audience sits on Pier 16, Puccini and Adami’s drama of a deadly love triangle set on the banks of the Seine river will be transported to the historic waterfront of the South Street Seaport.
Want to enjoy dinner and the show? The Museum’s cafe partner located on Pier 16, Cobble Fish, is offering boxed dinners for pre-order as well as an open cash bar.
Tickets and boxed dinner ordering for this musical story of jealousy and suspicion are available through On Site Opera. Register today to see opera brought to life aboard the historic ship.
About On Site Opera
This program is offered in partnership with the New York City-based On Site Opera, the country’s leading presenter of site-specific operas in non-traditional venues. Rooted in collaboration and storytelling, On Site Opera celebrates the connection between artist and audience through highly curated experiences led by exciting opera artists and bold and innovative creative teams. Each On Site Opera production invites New Yorkers to explore their city in new and unique ways, while cultivating a new generation of opera audiences.
About Seaport Museum x On Site Opera Collaboration
Previously, in August and September 2021, the Seaport Museum and On Site Opera partnered to offer over 250 people an immersive evening of musical vignettes that called upon complex and tragic stories of maritime history. The timely production of “What Lies Beneath” was specifically designed for the 1885 tall ship Wavertree and invited the viewer to move throughout the deck to experience selections from six vignettes that connected audiences to both stories of the enslavement of African people and through novelist Herman Melville’s tragic heroes. The evening included selections from John Ireland’s “Sea Fever,” Damien Geter’s song cycle 1619, as well as Benjamin Britten’s Billy Budd, Anthony Davis’s Amistad, Juliana Hall’s Ahab and Ralph Vaughn Williams’s Riders to the Sea.
To get a taste of this experience check out some of the coverage and images below.
Immersive Opera Experience To Be Offered On Historic Tall Ship In New York Tonight by Jane Levere, Forbes
What Lies Beneath by Adam Feldman, Time Out New York
The lightship Ambrose was built in 1907 and served as a floating lighthouse in lower New York Bay.