Giacomo Puccini News

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

Summer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theatre Picks in Buffalo, NY
by Mark C. Lloyd - Jun 03, 2014

Buffalo, New York has a heavy traffic of the arts during the fall, winter, spring and now with summer approaching it's still a busy time. (more...)

Center Stage Opera Presents MADAMA BUTTERFLY, 6/7-8
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

Center Stage Opera concludes its 2013-14 season with one of the most beloved operas of all-time, Puccini's Madama Butterfly. The tragic, tender story of a Japanese girl and and an American naval officer is told through one of Puccini's most poignant, moving scores. (more...)

San Diego Opera Saved! 2015 Season Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

Now that the San Diego Opera has been saved, they present their 50th Anniversary Season. In the 2015 Season they offer 3-opera subscriptions including La bohème, Don Giovanni and Nixon in China, as well as two very special 50th Anniversary Celebration Concerts. More events are being planned so stay tuned for more exciting offerings. For subscriptions and more information, visit: http://www.sdopera.com/Operas (more...)

Amore Opera Presents MADAMA BUTTERFLY, Now thru 5/25
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2014

This spring, Amore presents Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924) in a JapaneseKabuki inspired production. Conducted by Douglas Martin with stage direction by Nathan Hull, Madama Butterfly opens tonight, May 9, at The Connelly Theater in New York City and runs for twelve performances through May 25, 2014. (more...)

BWW Interview: Chip Danver Takes on RENT, Opening Tonight at Wall Street Night Club
by Paul Batterson - May 07, 2014

Chip Danver will be hitting a personal milestone when Imagine Productions' presentation of RENT opens tonight, 7:30 p.m. May 7 at the Wall Street Night Club. Opening night will mark the first time Danver, who plays Mark Cohen in the Jonathan Larson musical, has seen the show in person. (more...)

MDC Public Schools Superintendent Attends Florida Grand Opera's THAIS Dress Rehearsal
by BWW News Desk - May 06, 2014

On Friday, May 2nd, Superintendent Alberto Carvalho joined more than 1440 students at the dress rehearsal of Tha?s, Florida Grand Opera's final opera production of the season. “By opening up the dress rehearsals to students, our goal is to provide the younger generation with an up close and personal musical and theatrical experience of the opera art form as well as to foster a new generation of opera lovers,” said Cerise Sutton, Director of Education at Florida Grand Opera. “We are thrilled with the support we have received for our programs from the Miami-Dade County Public Schools from the classroom level all the way up to the superintendent.” (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Milwaukee, WI - Week of 5/04/2014
by BWW - May 04, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/04/2014 for Milwaukee, WI (more...)

Hermann Baumer, Barry Banks and More Set for Crested Butte Music Festival's 2014 OPERA IN PARADISE, 7/12-27
by BWW News Desk - May 02, 2014

The 18th annual Crested Butte Music Festival (CBMF) announces a superb lineup of performances and world-class artists for Opera In Paradise, running from July 12 - 27, 2014. Opera lovers will experience the power and passion of opera in intimate settings from Home Soirees in beautiful mountain residences to fully staged productions of Puccini's Suor Angelica and Verdi's Rigoletto at Center for the Arts Crested Butte. (more...)

BWW Interview: Chip Danver Ready to Take on RENT
by Paul Batterson - May 01, 2014

Chip Danver will be hitting a personal milestone when Imagine Productions' presentation of RENT opens 7:30 p.m. May 7 at the Wall Street Night Club. Opening night will mark the first time Danver, who plays Mark Cohen in the Jonathan Larson musical, has seen the show in person. (more...)

2014 Castleton Festival Set to Take Place in Castleton Farms, 6/28 - 7/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

Artistic directors Maestro Lorin Maazel and Dietlinde Turban Maazel will hold the sixth season of the Castleton Festival in their state-of-the-art performance venues set in the rolling meadows of Castleton Farms in scenic Rappahannock County, VA, from June 28-July 20, 2014. (more...)

El Bardo Producciones presenta a Ana Fontan en LA VIOLACION DE LUCRECIA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

La violacion de Lucrecia es un espectaculo que se centra en la violencia de genero, tal como lo indica su titulo. Partiendo del poema original de William Shakespeare, la directora y dramaturga Laura Silva decidio contar el transito emocional de una mujer victima de un ataque sexual quien, a partir de un momento y tal como se cuenta en el poema del autor ingles, se descubre embarazada y se debate sobre que hacer frente a ello, ademas del dolor tanto fisico como espiritual que debe sobrellevar a partir de ese entonces. (more...)

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