Giacomo Puccini News

 
Date Of Birth:
December 22, 1858
Date Of Death:
November 29, 1924 (65)
Birth Place:
Lucca, Tuscany, ITALY
Gender: Male
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Giacomo Puccini News

Date of Birth: December 22, 1858
Date of Death: November 29, 1924 (65)
Birth Place: Lucca, Tuscany, ITALY
Gender: Male
BWW Preview: Principal Dancer Yuriko Kajiya On Playing Cio-Cio San in Houston Ballet's MADAME BUTTERFLYBWW Preview: Principal Dancer Yuriko Kajiya On Playing Cio-Cio San in Houston Ballet's MADAME BUTTERFLY
by Katricia Lang - Sep 21, 2016

Houston Ballet principal dancer Yuriko Kajiya performs the part of Cio-Cio San in Houston Ballet's MADAME BUTTERFLY for the first time this Saturday, but she isn't daunted by playing the lead in one of Stanton Welch's signature pieces. She's excited. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Announces Cast Changes for THE MAKROPULOS CASE and MADAMA BUTTERFLYSan Francisco Opera Announces Cast Changes for THE MAKROPULOS CASE and MADAMA BUTTERFLY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

San Francisco Opera today announced cast updates for the upcoming productions of Leoš Jana?ek's The Makropulos Case and Giacomo Puccini's Madama Butterfly. The role of Albert Gregor in The Makropulos Case will now feature American tenor Charles Workman in his Company debut, replacing Scott Quinn who has withdrawn due to personal reasons. Italian tenor Vincenzo Costanzo will make his United States opera debut as Lt. B. F. Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly in lieu of Maxim Aksenov who has withdrawn for personal reasons. (more...)

Opera Naples Announces 2016-2017 ScheduleOpera Naples Announces 2016-2017 Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Opera Naples has announced its first opera of the  "Come Alive!" 2016/2017 season, Puccini's Turandot, performed at Artis Naples on November 9, 2016 at 8pm. It's chilling storyline includes a vengeful, beautiful princess playing a deadly game of riddles with noble pursuers and a prince that challenges her to the very end. This international favorite will be scheduled for one night only at Artis Naples located at 5833 Pelican Bay Boulevard. (more...)

Opera Columbus Opera On The Edge To Premiere Abridged, English Version of LA BOHEMEOpera Columbus Opera On The Edge To Premiere Abridged, English Version of LA BOHEME
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Opera Columbus continues its innovative Opera on the Edge program in the 2016-17 season, presenting an hour-long, abridged, English-language adaptation of Giacomo Puccini's La Boheme. Opera on the Edge performances are designed to provide an introduction to opera for those who have no experience with the art form or who may not be inclined to attend a traditional opera performance in a theatre. (more...)

English Language Premiere of 2,500 Year-Old Drama, THE SUPPLIANT WOMEN, Announces CastingEnglish Language Premiere of 2,500 Year-Old Drama, THE SUPPLIANT WOMEN, Announces Casting
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Fifty women will leave everything behind. They board a boat in North Africa and flee across the Mediterranean. They are escaping forced marriage in their homeland, hoping for protection and assistance, seeking asylum in Greece. (more...)

BWW Review: PUCCINI SPECTACULAR Presented Selections From Nine Operas In Two hoursBWW Review: PUCCINI SPECTACULAR Presented Selections From Nine Operas In Two hours
by Barry Lenny - Sep 3, 2016

This was an evening of nothing but highlights. (more...)

Des Moines Metro Opera Sets Repertory for 45th Summer Season & 2017 2nd Stages SeriesDes Moines Metro Opera Sets Repertory for 45th Summer Season & 2017 2nd Stages Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Michael Egel, General and Artistic Director of Des Moines Metro Opera, has announced the repertory for the 2017 Summer Festival Season and 2nd Stages Series. (more...)

Chicago Opera Theater's THE LOVE POTION to Debut This FallChicago Opera Theater's THE LOVE POTION to Debut This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

For the first time ever, Chicago's iconic Music Box Theatre will host a classical live performance when Chicago Opera Theater (COT) debuts the Chicago premiere of Frank Martin's 1942 'The Love Potion' ('Le Vin Herbe') on September 30. (more...)

Pittsburgh Opera Announces Shows In 2016-2017Pittsburgh Opera Announces Shows In 2016-2017
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

 Pittsburgh Opera announces its 2016-2017 season. The season includes the very first world premiere in our 78 year history and two Pennsylvania premieres. The season will encompass four operas produced at the Benedum Center and two Resident Artist operas - the annual production at Pittsburgh CAPA Theater and the Second Stage Project at Pittsburgh Opera Headquarters. (more...)

The Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association Presnts BRAVO PUCCINI An Evening of Solos, Arias and DuetsThe Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association Presnts BRAVO PUCCINI An Evening of Solos, Arias and Duets
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

THE OCEAN GROVE CAMP MEETING ASSOCIATION (OGCMA) will close its 2016 season of Great Family Entertainment on Saturday, September 10th with 'BRAVO, PUCCINI: AN EVENING OF OPERATIC SOLOS, ARIAS AND DUETS,' featuring The Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea conducted by New Jersey's beloved Father Alphonse Stephenson and narrated by the acclaimed musical educator Edward Perretti. (more...)

Miami Lyric Opera to Present TOSCA at South Miami Dade Cultural Arts CenterMiami Lyric Opera to Present TOSCA at South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Miami Lyric Opera will present TOSCA this month at South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center.  (more...)

Season Tickets Now On Sale For Opera Santa BarbaraSeason Tickets Now On Sale For Opera Santa Barbara
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Single tickets are on sale now for Opera Santa Barbara's 2016-17 season, which will open November 4 and 6 with Georges Bizet's timeless drama Carmen, followed by productions of Leoš Jana?ek's imaginative The Cunning Little Vixen on March 3 and 5, and Giacomo Puccini's richly melodic La Rondine on April 28 and 30. Ranging in price from $29 to $204, tickets can be purchased at www.granadasb.org or by calling 805-899-2222. Performances will take place at the historic Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street in downtown Santa Barbara. (more...)

MISS SAIGON Comes to MCCC's Kelsey Theatre This SeptemberMISS SAIGON Comes to MCCC's Kelsey Theatre This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

"Miss Saigon," the international musical sensation that ran on Broadway for a decade, opens the new season at Mercer County Community College's (MCCC's) Kelsey Theatre. PinnWorth Productions proudly presents this blockbuster show for nine performances: Fridays, Sept. 9, 16, and 23 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, Sept. 10, 17 and 24 at 8 p.m.; and Sundays, Sept. 11, 18 and 25 at 2 p.m. A reception with the cast and crew follows the opening night performance on Sept. 9. Kelsey Theatre is located on the college's West Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. (more...)

Serenbe's MISS SAIGON, Featuring Real Helicopter, Flattens Box Office RecordsSerenbe's MISS SAIGON, Featuring Real Helicopter, Flattens Box Office Records
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Serenbe Playhouse's Miss Saigon is crushing box office records and winning praise from critics and audiences alike. (more...)

27th Bard Music Festival 'Puccini and His World' to Open This Friday27th Bard Music Festival 'Puccini and His World' to Open This Friday
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

The 27th annual Bard Music Festival - an exploration of 'Puccini and His World' - opens this Friday, August 5 with Weekend One: Puccini and Italian Musical Culture. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from Serenbe's MISS SAIGON, Featuring Real-Life HelicopterSTAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from Serenbe's MISS SAIGON, Featuring Real-Life Helicopter
by Stage Tube - Aug 1, 2016

Serenbe Playhouse, recipient of the prestigious American Theatre Wing grant (2015), presents the fourth show in its 2016 season, Miss Saigon, with music by Claude- Michel Schonberg; lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr., and Alain Boublil; adapted from the original French lyrics by Alain Boublil. The show is directed by Brian Clowdus, music direction is by Chris Brent Davis, and choreography is by Bubba Carr. The show opened on July 21 and has already been extended to August 14. Click below to watch highlights from the show, including footage of the production's real-life helicopter! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Serenbe Playhouse's MISS SAIGON, Featuring Real-Life HelicopterPhoto Flash: First Look at Serenbe Playhouse's MISS SAIGON, Featuring Real-Life Helicopter
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Serenbe Playhouse, recipient of the prestigious American Theatre Wing grant (2015), presents the fourth show in its 2016 season, Miss Saigon, with music by Claude- Michel Schonberg; lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr., and Alain Boublil; adapted from the original French lyrics by Alain Boublil. The show is directed by Brian Clowdus, music direction is by Chris Brent Davis, and choreography is by Bubba Carr. The show opened on July 21 and has already been extended to August 14. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast -- plus the production's real-life helicopter -- in action! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Apotheosis Opera's LA FANCIULLA DEL WESTPhoto Flash: First Look at Apotheosis Opera's LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Apotheosis Opera presents its second production, a fully-staged English-language production of GIACOMO PUCCINI'S masterpiece LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST (The Girl of the Golden West), tonight, July 22 at 7:30pm, and Sunday, July 24, at 3pm at the theatre of El Museo del Barrio (1230 5th Avenue). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Great Performances at the Met Features Kristine Opolais and Roberto Alagna in MADAMA BUTTERFLY, 8/9Great Performances at the Met Features Kristine Opolais and Roberto Alagna in MADAMA BUTTERFLY, 8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

The late Anthony Minghella's critically acclaimed production of Puccini's classic Madama Butterfly comes to THIRTEEN'S Great Performances at the Met Friday, August 19 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). (more...)

Puccini's 'Madama Butterfly' Set for GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET on PBS, 8/19Puccini's 'Madama Butterfly' Set for GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET on PBS, 8/19
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

The late Anthony Minghella's critically acclaimed production of Puccini's classic Madama Butterfly comes to THIRTEEN'S Great Performances at the Met Friday, August 19 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). (more...)

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