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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
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Florida Grand Opera Welcomes New Board MembersFlorida Grand Opera Welcomes New Board Members
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

The Board of Directors of Florida Grand Opera (FGO) recently announced the appointment of Carla Albarran and George Riggs III as its newest members. Additionally both Mrs. Albarran and Mr. Riggs have been selected to join the Board's Executive Committee, with Mrs. Albarran serving as the Assistant Secretary and Mr. Riggs serving as the Assistant Treasurer. (more...)

MADAMA BUTTERFLY to Launch OPERA San Antonio's 2015-16 SeasonMADAMA BUTTERFLY to Launch OPERA San Antonio's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

OPERA San Antonio's Board of Directors and Chairman Mel Weingart today announced the slate for OPERA San Antonio's second season as the Resident Opera Company of the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/29/15- RENTSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/29/15- RENT
by Stage Tube - Apr 29, 2015

Today in 1996, Rent opened at the Nederlander Theatre, where it ran for 5123 performances. Rent is a rock musical with music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson based on Giacomo Puccini's opera La boheme. It tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York's Lower East Side in the thriving days of Bohemian Alphabet City, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS.On Broadway, Rent gained critical acclaim and won a Tony Award for Best Musical among other awards. The Broadway production closed on September 7, 2008 after a 12-year run. (more...)

Miami Lyric Opera to Host 2015 Gala This MayMiami Lyric Opera to Host 2015 Gala This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

The Miami Lyric Opera is coming to the Colony Theatre on May 30th and 31st. (more...)

Cast Set for 64th Wexford Festival OperaCast Set for 64th Wexford Festival Opera
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

Artistic Director David Agler today announced the cast for the main evening operas in the forthcoming Wexford Festival, opening Wednesday, 21 October. A mixture of new and familiar voices makes up the 64-member company, comprising 20 principal roles, 32 chorus-members and 10 dancers. They hail from several different countries, including Ireland, Britain, South Africa, Canada, US, France, Italy, Australia and Malta. When including the creative teams, production team, orchestra and crew, the full company of this year's Festival is likely to be in excess of 200. (more...)

Enrollment for The Sarasota Youth Opera's 2015 Summer Camp is Now OpenEnrollment for The Sarasota Youth Opera's 2015 Summer Camp is Now Open
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

 Enrollment is now open for young people ages 8 -18 for Sarasota Youth Opera's 2015 Summer Camp to be held June 8 – June 26, 2015.  The annual three-week program will run Monday thru Friday from 9 am – 12:30pm for campers ages 8 – 10, and 10am – 4pmfor campers ages 11 – 18. Everyone is welcome; no audition is required. All activities are at the Sarasota Opera House, 61 N. Pineapple Avenue, Sarasota. (more...)

RENT - MISURA LA VITA IN AMORE torna in scena il musical rock che ha conquistato il mondoRENT - MISURA LA VITA IN AMORE torna in scena il musical rock che ha conquistato il mondo
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

Vincitore del prestigioso premio Pulitzer, di 4 Tony Awards al miglior Musical, al miglior libretto, alla migliore colonna sonora, al miglior attore protagonista e tradotto in 22 lingue, torna in Italia il musi- cal rock di Jonathan Larson, ispirato a La Bohe?me di Giacomo Puccini. Rent - Misura la vita in amore e? il titolo della versione italiana prodotta dalla compagnia i perFORMErs che continua il suo interesse per i gioielli dell'off-Broadway, reduce dalla sua ultima produzione, Out-Ing - il musical, adattamento italiano del toccante 'bare-a pop opera'. (more...)

Florentine Opera Company Names 2015-16 Lineup of Studio ArtistsFlorentine Opera Company Names 2015-16 Lineup of Studio Artists
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

The results of the company's largest Young Artist Audition for the 2015-2016 residency program are in – The Florentine Opera Company announces the 2015-2016 lineup of Florentine Opera Studio Artists along with the next season of the @ The Center Series. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/11/15- MISS SAIGONSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/11/15- MISS SAIGON
by Stage Tube - Apr 11, 2015

Today in 1991, Miss Saigon opened at the Broadway Theatre, where it ran for 4092 performances. Miss Saigon is a musical by Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil, with lyrics by Boublil and Richard Maltby, Jr. It is based on Giacomo Puccini's opera Madame Butterfly, and similarly tells the tragic tale of a doomed romance involving an Asian woman abandoned by her American lover. The musical premiered at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, in London on 20 September 1989, closing after over four thousand performances, on 30 October 1999.The musical represented Schonberg and Boublil's second major success, following Les Miserables in 1985. (more...)

Violinist Peter Manning to Guest Conduct Dallas Opera Orchestra for 2015-16 SeasonViolinist Peter Manning to Guest Conduct Dallas Opera Orchestra for 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

DALLAS, MARCH 24, 2015 – The Dallas Opera is delighted to announce the appointment of one of the most esteemed artists on the British classical music scene, Peter Manning, to serve as Guest Concertmaster and Guest Conductor for the company's landmark 2015-2016 Season. (more...)

LA BOHEME, AIDA, VERDI FESTIVAL and More Set for Sarasota Opera's 2015-16 SeasonLA BOHEME, AIDA, VERDI FESTIVAL and More Set for Sarasota Opera's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Sarasota Opera is proud to announce its plans for the 2015-2016 fall and winter season, the most climactic in the company's 56 year history. The season will feature the final two installments of the 28 year Verdi Cycle - The Battle of Legnano and Aida- in a grand spectacle of music, vocal prowess, awe-inspiring choruses, sumptuous scenery, and luxurious costumes. In addition, Sarasota Opera will present Beethoven's only opera, Fidelio, and Mozart's Così fan tutte. (more...)

Lyric Opera of KC to Present TOSCA, 4/18-26Lyric Opera of KC to Present TOSCA, 4/18-26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

Lyric Opera of Kansas City concludes its dynamic 57th season with Giacomo Puccini's vibrant Tosca, April 18, 22, 24 and 26 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The production will be sung in Italian with English and Italian titles. (more...)

Nashville Opera Sets 2015-16 Season: DIE FLEDERMAUS, HYDROGEN JUKEBOX & MoreNashville Opera Sets 2015-16 Season: DIE FLEDERMAUS, HYDROGEN JUKEBOX & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Nashville Opera's 2015-16 season will showcase four extraordinary opera productions, Giacomo Puccini's Turandot, Philip Glass' Hydrogen Jukebox, W.A. Mozart's Così fan tutte and Johann Strauss' Die Fledermaus. 3 and 4-show, 2-show, and FLEX voucher season ticket orders are available immediately online at www.nashvilleopera.org, or directly from the Nashville Opera's Box Office by calling (615) 832-5242. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Announces Audited Financial SeasonSan Francisco Opera Announces Audited Financial Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

The audited financial results for San Francisco Opera's 2013–14 season (FY14) were announced today by San Francisco Opera Association President Keith Geeslin: a deficit of $348,244 on an operating budget of $74,119,493. The Company's 91st season presented eight main stage works at the War Memorial Opera House in addition to numerous concerts, recitals, workshops and community engagement events attracting more than 271,954 individuals. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Lyric Opera of Chicago's TOSCAPhoto Flash: First Look at Lyric Opera of Chicago's TOSCA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents the fiery melodrama Tosca by Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924) conducted by Dmitri Jurowski in a new production by John Caird. The new cast opens on Friday, February 27 with 5 performances remaining through Saturday, March 14. Performance dates are Feb. 27, Mar. 3, 14 at 7:30pm; and Mar. 8, 11 at 2pm. (more...)

Skylight Music Theatre Sets 2015-16 Season: MY FAIR LADY, PIRATES OF PENZANCE & MoreSkylight Music Theatre Sets 2015-16 Season: MY FAIR LADY, PIRATES OF PENZANCE & More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

Skylight Music Theatre announces its productions for 2015-2016 season - a celebration of women. Through five incredible theatre productions Skylight will explore the strength, ingenuity, and resilience of women as they passionately fight both internal and external forces of human nature. Artistic Director, Viswa Subbaraman has selected five equally brilliant female directors. 'I truly believe these women have unique insights into the stories our female characters have to tell,' said Subbaraman. (more...)

Dallas Opera to Present LA BOHEME, 3/13Dallas Opera to Present LA BOHEME, 3/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2015

DALLAS, FEBRUARY 20, 2015 – The Dallas Opera is preparing to whisk audiences away to the Latin Quarter of Paris for the blockbuster opera of the season: Giacomo Puccini's 1896 masterpiece, LA BOHÈME, based on Henri Murger's newspaper serial-turned-novel, Scènes de la vie de bohème. (more...)

Dallas Opera's LA BOHEME Opens 3/13Dallas Opera's LA BOHEME Opens 3/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

The Dallas Opera is preparing to whisk audiences away to the Latin Quarter of Paris for the blockbuster opera of the season: Giacomo Puccini's 1896 masterpiece, LA BOHÈME, based on Henri Murger's newspaper serial-turned-novel, Scènes de la vie de bohème. (more...)

Vancouver Opera Releases Complete Schedule for 2015-2016 SeasonVancouver Opera Releases Complete Schedule for 2015-2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

Vancouver, BC ~ A powerful and current Canadian premiere, two favourites of grand opera and a modern classic of musical theatre are highlights of Vancouver Opera's 56th season. The 2015-2016 season will open with Giuseppe Verdi's dark and tragic Rigoletto (September 26 - October 4, 2015), followed by the Canadian premiere of Oscar-nominated composer Nico Muhly's Dark Sisters, a thought-provoking exploration of polygamy in a renegade Mormon community (November 26 - December 12, 2015, at the Vancouver Playhouse Theatre). VO then presents Giacomo Puccini's heartbreakingly beautiful Madama Butterfly (March 5 - 13, 2016) and closes the season with a treat for lovers of musical theatre: the company premiere of Evita, by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber (April 30 - May 8, 2016). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Inside Rehearsal with the Chorus of Royal Albert Hall's MADAM BUTTERFLYSTAGE TUBE: Inside Rehearsal with the Chorus of Royal Albert Hall's MADAM BUTTERFLY
by Stage Tube - Feb 13, 2015

A new behind-the-scenes rehearsal video has been released for MADAM BUTTERFLY, Giacomo Puccini's masterpiece of doomed love and tragic passion, which will play a limited run at the Royal Albert Hall, beginning on 26 February 2015. (more...)

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