Giacomo Puccini News

Date Of Birth:
December 22, 1858
Date Of Death:
November 29, 1924 (65)
Birth Place:
Lucca, Tuscany, ITALY
Gender:
Male
Minnesota Opera Presents LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST, 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Puccini's La fanciulla del West (The Girl of the Golden West), opera's first 'Spaghetti Western,' opens Minnesota Opera's 2014-2015 season on September 20, led by Music Director Michael Christie and a powerful trio: Claire Rutter, Rafael Davila, and Greer Grimsley. The drama and excitement of opening night inside Ordway will extend outdoors that evening with a free, live video simulcast under the stars in Rice Park. (more...)

THE RABBITS World Premiere, MADAMA BUTTERFLY's Australian Premiere and THE GIANTS Set for 2015 Perth International Arts Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Giants, Rabbits and a Butterfly join the cast of thousands in what is shaping to be an outstanding year for the Perth International Arts Festival. (more...)

The Dallas Opera in Partnership with Klyde Warren Park Presents THE 2014 OPENING NIGHT SIMULCAST IN THE PARK, 10/24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Now anyone and everyone can join in the thrill of opening night at the opera! The Dallas Opera and the Sheila and Jody Grant Opera Discovery Program, with support from the AT&T Performing Arts Center, present an evening of FREE entertainment at Dallas's popular Klyde Warren Park, the second annual “Dallas Opera Opening Night Simulcast in the Park” featuring Mozart's class-conscious romantic comedy, The Marriage of Figaro. (more...)

Dare to Defy Productions to Stage RENT, 9/5-6
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Dare to Defy Productions is thrilled to present the full stage version of Jonathan Larson's hit musical, RENT. The production hits the stage at 8 pm September 5 and at 2 pm and 8 pm on September 6, 2014 at the beautiful Victoria Theatre 126 N Main St Dayton, OH 45402.Tickets range from $50 to $25. Tickets can be purchased online at www.ticketcenterstage.com. (more...)

Bergen County's 'Bring the Family to the Opera' Program to Begin 9/11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Introducing children and the extended family to live and complete performances of grand opera, as the composer intended, is a priority of the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera's Bring the Family to the Opera program. On September 11, 2014, the program launches its special ticket offers for children, senior citizens, and individuals to see and enjoy the new production La Bohème on Sunday, October 19 and 26, at 3:00 p.m. at the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC), located at 30 North Van Brunt Street, in Englewood, New Jersey. (more...)

The Dallas Opera Season Kicks Off With FIRST SIGHT FASHION SHOW AND LUNCHEON, 10/23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 07, 2014

It's the place to see and be seen this fall – FIRST SIGHT FASHION SHOW AND LUNCHEON! The Dallas Opera 2014-15 “Heights of Passion” Season opens with a stunning fashion show featuring styles by world-class Italian designer Roberto Cavalli, as well as, six custom-made gowns created by internationally renowned designers inspired by each of the operas presented this season. The lavish event, co-chaired by Lynn McBee and Nicholas Even, also includes a delectable gourmet luncheon. Elizabeth Kimple is the Chair of the luncheon. (more...)

Verismo Opera to Celebrate 25th Season with Open House, Silent Auction on 9/6
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

The Bergen Performing Arts Center's house opera company, New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera (Verismo Opera), will celebrate its 25th anniversary season at an Open House and a silent auction fundraiser at The Performing Arts School of bergenPAC. Artistic Director and Met Opera luminary Lucine Amara invites the public to attend the free event and learn more about Verismo Opera on Saturday, September 6, 2014, 1 p.m., at The Performing Arts School of bergenPAC, located at 1 Depot Square in Englewood, New Jersey. (more...)

Olivier Award-Winning Opera Company Returns to Blackpool in May 2015
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

English Touring Opera (ETO), the 2014 Olivier Award winner for Outstanding Achievement in Opera, is returning to The Grand Theatre, Blackpool, in May 2015, for its first performances at the theatre in ten years. (more...)

'ROCKY HORROR', RENT and 'TRAILER PARK MUSICAL' Make Up m.a.d. Theatre's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Today, m.a.d. Theatre of Tampa is proud to announce their 2014-2015 season. (more...)

Lyric Opera to Host OVER THERE! 1914 Tribute Benefit at WWI Museum, 8/23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

In conjunction with the centennial of World War I and the Kansas City debut of the Pulitzer Prize winning production of Silent Night, the Lyric Opera of Kansas City presents Over There! at the National World War I Museum on Saturday, August 23. This 1914 field dining experience, co-chaired by Trudy and Jack Gabriel, will include a cabaret performance featuring music of the era. (more...)

Single Tickets to Sarasota Opera's 2014-15 Season On Sale 8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Single tickets will go on sale exclusively ONLINE at www.sarasotaopera.org Friday, August 1st, 2014 for Sarasota Opera's 2014-2015 Fall and Winter Season, one of the grandest seasons in the company's history. Highlights include the return of some of Sarasota Opera's most popular productions, acclaimed artists, and the Sarasota Opera premieres of Rimsky-Korsakov's The Golden Cockerel as well as the Verdi masterpiece Don Carlos in the original Paris version. (more...)

BWW Reviews: No Day But Today To See RENT At SoLuna
by Melissa Giordano - Jul 17, 2014

I'm always cautious in seeing a regional production of Jonathan Larsen's Rent as I have become a Renthead over the years. The thing to remember is art has different interpretations. SoLuna Studio Artistic Director and Owner Karen Braun fantastically directs and choreographs this slightly reimagined take on Mr. Larson's Tony and Pulitzer winning musical. Running through July 27th, some adjustments were made for SoLuna's vision including an unexpected twist the last moment of the show. (more...)

Jay Leno, Wynton Marsalis, Audra McDonald, Natalie Cole, Alvin Ailey and More Set for Tilles Center for the Performing Arts' 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

Tilles Center for the Performing Arts at LIU Post, Long Island's leading showplace, today announced its 2014-15 season, featuring some of the most celebrated stars of comedy, music, and dance. (more...)

Dallas Opera Single Tickets On Sale July 14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Now is the time to prepare to scale a new summit in North Texas arts and entertainment! Single tickets for Dallas Opera's 2014-2015 "Heights of Passion" Season, presented by Texas Instruments, and popular TDO Family Performances in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center will go on sale to the general public Monday, July 14, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. (more...)

The Dallas Opera Announces Single Tickets for the 2014-2015 “Heights of Passion” Season to Go On-Sale 7/14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Now is the time to prepare to scale a new summit in North Texas arts and entertainment! Single tickets for Dallas Opera's 2014-2015 “Heights of Passion” Season, presented by Texas Instruments, and popular TDO Family Performances in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center will go on sale to the general publicMonday, July 14, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. (more...)

Frank E. McGinity, CPA, Releases "Get Off Your Street: A Personal Travelogue” to Inspire and Entertain Travelers
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Frank E. McGinity has self-published his first book — a collection of articles that have been published in Santa Barbara newspapers and websites about his travels around the world, complete with color photographs. Readers may enjoy Frank's stories if they have had a similar travel experience, or they may even get ideas for trips they want to take. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at LA RONDINE, Part of The Met: Live in HD 'Summer Encores' Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

THE MET: LIVE IN HD's 'Summer Encores' series presents Puccini's bittersweet romance LA RONDINE. The production returns with opera stars Angela Gheorghiu and Roberto Alagna on Wednesday, June 25 at 7 p.m.* (*check local theaters for dates and times). Scroll down for a sneak peek at the production! (more...)

Florida Grand Opera Announces 2014-2015 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

Florida Grand Opera (FGO) announces its 74th continuous season of producing opera featuring four mainstage productions for its 2014-15 Season, which will include Giacomo Puccini's Madama Butterfly, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte, Georges Bizet's The Pearl Fishers (Les Pecheurs de Perles), and Gian Carlo Menotti's The Consul. (more...)

Opera Holland Park and ImmerCity to Host Immersive Theatre Walk After THE TURN OF THE SCREW, July 3-12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Investec Opera Holland Park and ImmerCity present a unique double-bill of opera and immersive theatre as part of OHP's first ever production of a Britten opera, the taut, brilliant The Turn of the Screw. After the opera, an eerie theatrical promenade piece, The Dwindling House of Holland, will explore the tangled history of the Holland family. (more...)

BWW Previews: Acting Against Cancer Heads West to New Tim Faulkner Gallery For RENT
by Todd Zeigler - Jun 05, 2014

A company, play and venue dedicated to the enlivening power of art will come together when Acting Against Cancer presents the classic modern rock musical "RENT" at the newly opened Tim Faulkner Gallery in the Portland neighborhood. (more...)

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