(Puccini: Il tabarro). Ten. A stevedore in the employ of the barge‐owner Michele. Luigi is having an affair with Giorgetta, Michele's wife. He decides to leave the barge and return to work on the shore, but Michele persuades him to stay. The signal for Luigi to come to Giorgetta is a lighted match. When Michele lights his pipe, Luigi mistakes this for the signal and comes to see his lover. Michele catches Luigi, forces a confession out of him then throttles him and hides him under his cloak ready to be shown to Giorgetta. Created (1918) by Giulio Crimi.