The Life we Dream....Il Tabarro

Presented by Teatro Mistral

Purple and blue light painted image with two blue faced Lissians

The Life we Dream....
an intergalactic love triangle based on Puccini's dark opera Il Tabarro (The Cloak).
Paired with with an aerial performance conceived to a rarely performed string chamber work,
Giacomo Puccini's Crisantemi, choreographed and performed by:
Anna Yanushkevich and Cirque du Luna!

Conceived as if on the dying water planet of Lissia, these hard pressed alien protagonists live out the daily grind of their hardscrabble existence, survive and take pleasure in whatever way they can. Meet Michele, the captain of a cargo boat porting heavy goods to the outer reaches of a struggling planet. Meet his wife Georgetta who dreams of a glittering, carefree life like the one she enjoyed on her rich home world before she married Michele and took on the drab working life of a barge wife. Is it any wonder that her hungry spirit falls in love with the strapping Luigi who shares her memories of the bright, happy place they grew up in and who dreams, as she does, of a richer, more meaningful life far from a dying planet. 

JOIN US for The Life we Dream - An intergalactic rendering of Puccini's verismo opera Il Tabarro!

Vismaya Lhi - Stage Director
Paul Schrage - Conductor
(with the Teatro Mistral chamber orchestra)

Set Design: Aaron Simunovich and Vismaya Lhi
Costumes: Kitty Me-OW, Anna Yanushkevich and Vismaya Lhi
Make-up Design: Kitty Me-OW
Lighting Design: Aaron Simunovich
Projections: Jacob Vorperian

City: San Francisco
Price Range:
$25 - $65

Program Items

Giacomo Puccini Il Tabarro
Giacomo Puccini Crisantemi


Paul Schrage conductor
Tristan Robben Michele
Jonathan Hodel Luigi
Vismaya Lhi Georgetta
Julia Bae Frugola
Jeff Jones Talpa
Lucas Cecil Tinca
Arie Perry The music seller/tenor Lover
Nicole Lopez-Hagen midinette/soprano Lover
Adeliz Araiza midinette/soprano Lover
Paige Tagliafico midinette

Little Boxes Theatre

Little Boxes Theatre

1661 Tennessee Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
United States