Giorgetta, the young wife of Michele, a river-barge master, has tired of her husband and of the vagabond life she leads with him. She has fallen in love with a young stevedore. They plan to meet on the barge later, but Michele, alone on the deck that night, unwittingly gives the pre-arranged signal When Giorgetta comes out from the cabin her husband's cloak has already been wrapped around her lovers dead body. Sung in ItalianPerformers Lucio Gallo (Michele), Martina Serafin (Giorgetta), Carl Tanner (Luigi), Carlo Bosi (Tinca), Jeremy White (Talpa), David Junghoon Kim (Ballad Seller), Irina Mishura (Frugola), Lauren Fagan (Lover), Luis Gomes (Lover).
Music Puccini. Producer Royal Opera House. Director Richard Jones. Design Ultz. Costume Nicky Gillibrand. Lighting D.M. Wood. Director Sarah Fahie (movement). Conductor Nicola Luisotti. Company Royal Opera Chorus. Company Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.