Luciano Pavarotti News

Date Of Birth:
October 12, 1935
Date Of Death:
September 06, 2007 (71)
Birth Place:
Modena, Italy
Gender:
Male
Ailyn Perez and Stephen Costello to Return for Recital with the Dallas Opera 9/14 at the Eisemann
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

The Dallas Opera is delighted to bring the hottest young couple in opera back to North Texas for a ravishing recital in a fabulous new venue for TDO: the Eisemann Center. These acclaimed American artists, soprano Ailyn Pérez (Don Giovanni) and tenor Stephen Costello (Moby-Dick) will perform selections from their newly released Warner Classics CD, Love Duets. (more...)

'Guys and Dolls', Polanski's 'Macbeth' Among Venice Film Festival's Classics Selections
by Movies News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Venice Classics is the section of the Venice Film Festival that since 2012 has presented, with growing success, a selection of classic films. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Standing Ovation for St. Petersburg Opera Company's WEST SIDE STORY
by Peter Nason - Jun 30, 2014

Music director Mark Sforzini and stage director Bill Leavengood have struck gold with their top-flight cast. If you haven't gotten your tickets yet, then do so quickly. This fantastic production features several performances that should not be missed. (more...)

Center Stage Opera Presents AMICI DELLA MUSICA at Buon Gusto, 7/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Enjoy an unforgettable night out on July 13 at Buon Gusto Ristorante, 15535 Devonshire in Mission Hills. Ana and company at Buon Gusto will provide a sumptuous Italian feast, including salad, dessert, coffee, tea, iced tea, and your choice of entree: Baked Penne al Forno, Chicken Marsala, or Stuffed Fillet of Sole. The musical feast will be served up by CSO leading soprano Shira Renee Thomas and two of the stars of our recent production of Madama Butterfly, tenor Matthew Miles and baritoneBobby Akinboboye (see below). They'll be singing favorites to delight every musical palate, from opera to Broadway to jazz standards. The entire evening is just $49, including tax and tip (wine available at additional cost), and reservations are required. Call 818-517-4102, or go to www.centerstageopera.org to reserve your table today! (more...)

Alexander Kariotis is 'Breathing New Life into the Rock Opera Genre'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

When people think of great rock voices, Steve Perry (Journey) and Freddie Mercury (Queen) are some of the names that come to mind. Take their vocal styles; add to them the sublime sounds of great operatic composers such as Puccini and Verdi, and "Voila" you have Alexander Kariotis, breathing new life into the rock opera-genre. (more...)

James De Franco Gives a Glimpse Into his Life in 'Italy from I to Y?'
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2014

From author James De Franco comes 'Italy from I to Y,' a tell-all memoir that highlights the author's past and his observations of the people, events and places he came in contact with or encountered in his life. Eye-opening and mind-expanding, this open and clear-cut account is both a celebration of life in all its different shades and a story of the diversity of human experience. (more...)

VIDEO: Aretha Franklin Receives Honorary Doctorate at Harvard; Sings National Anthem
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

American singer and musician Aretha Franklin, who received an honorary degree at Harvard University's 2014 Commencement, opened the Morning Exercises in Tercentenary Theatre with a rendition of 'The Star-Spangled Banner' as she sang and played piano. Watch her performance below! (more...)

Feinstein's at the Nikko to Welcome Glory Crampton & Franc D'Ambrosio, 6/6-7
by BWW News Desk - May 07, 2014

Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein welcome Broadway veterans Glory Crampton and Franc D'Ambrosio to Feinstein's at the Nikko with their acclaimed show, Angel of Music - A Salute to Andrew Lloyd Webber for two performances only - Friday, June 6 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, June 7 (7 p.m.). Featuring songs from some of Andrew Lloyd Webber's most acclaimed shows, including Sunset Boulevard, Evita, The Phantom of the Opera and Jesus Christ Superstar, Crampton and D'Ambrosio present an unforgettable evening of music and storytelling. Tickets range in price from $35 - $50 and are available by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

The Vancouver Opera Presents Verdi's DON CARLO, Now thru 5/11
by BWW News Desk - May 03, 2014

For the first time in 40 years Vancouver audiences will experience the magnificence of Verdi's spectacular masterpiece, Don Carlo, the emotionally gripping drama of a king's brutal power and a son's brash rebellion. With formidable orchestral forces, a massive chorus and a powerhouse international cast, VO's final – and biggest – production of 2013-2014promises to be this season's most explosive experience yet! (more...)

Cristina Fontanelli to Sing 'The Great International Songbook' at Engelman Recital Hall, 5/9
by BWW News Desk - May 01, 2014

Award-winning singer and PBS/WNET and NY affiliates host for Andrea Bocelli 'Live From Central Park' and 'Il Volo Takes Flight' CRISTINA FONTANELLI brings her first-annual concert program of the world's best-loved classic songs during her 'The Great International Songbook, plus wine reception' at Engelman Recital Hall at the Baruch Performing Arts Center at Baruch College on Friday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m. Ms. Fontanelli will perform songs and arias in 8 languages accompanied by world-class musicians who will include Robert Wilson on piano, David Albert Temple on guitar, Carol Bloom on mandolin, accordion and others T/B/A. Denise Richardson PBS/WNET-TV host will appear as emcee of the concert. http://www.internationalwinemasters.com/ will provide the wine. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Soprano Olga Peretyatko Debuts in I PURITANI at the Met, But, Oh, That High F from Tenor Lawrence Brownlee
by Richard Sasanow - Apr 28, 2014

One of the thrilling things about live opera performance is that it's like watching a tightrope walker, particularly when it's one with as many high notes and such florid writing as in Bellini's I PURITANI. Only daredevils need apply. That was the atmosphere when Russian soprano Olga Peretyatko made her Met debut last week. (more...)

Judy Kaye, Christina Bianco, Levi Kreis and More Set for Feinstein's at the Nikko, June 2014
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

San Francisco in June may be gloomy, but the lineup at Feinstein's at the Nikko will be HOT! Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein are thrilled to announce the lineup for the month of June, featuring award-winning stars from stage and screen, including two-time Tony Award-winner Judy Kaye, YouTube sensation Christina Bianco, Tony Award-winning singer/songwriter Levi Kreis, cabaret legend Justin Vivian Bond, Broadway star and recording artist Shoshana Bean, and Franc D'Ambrosio & Glory Crampton's tribute to Andrew Lloyd Webber. (more...)

Teatro Regio Torino to Launch First North American Tour at Harris Theater, 12/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

The Harris Theater for Music and Dance today confirmed that a major event of the 2014-2015 Harris Theater Presents season will be the North American debut performance of the Turin, Italy-based Teatro Regio Torino orchestra and chorus, under the leadership of Music Director and Conductor Gianandrea Noseda. Teatro Regio Torino will open its first-ever North American tour at the Harris Theater on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 7PM with a historic, one-night-only concert performance of Gioachino Rossini's opera William Tell. Teatro Regio Torino's four-stop tour-with performances in Chicago, Ann Arbor, Toronto, and New York's Carnegie Hall-also marks the first time an Italian opera house will tour an opera in concert form in North America. The December 3 production will feature soprano Angela Meade as Matilde, tenor John Osborn as Arnoldo, and baritone Fabio Capitanucci in the title role of Guglielmo Tell. Century old high jewelry house Buccellati, which recently opened a boutique on Oak Street, will be one of the sponsors for the debut performance at the Harris Theater. North American tour sponsors include Eataly, Lavazza and Del Cambio, a legendary Torino restaurant. Special events are being planned around this historic performance. (more...)

Olga Peretyatko Makes Met Debut in Bellini's I PURITANI Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Acclaimed Russian soprano Olga Peretyatko will make her Met debut as Elvira in a revival of Bellini's I Puritani, with Met stars Lawrence Brownlee and Mariusz Kwiecien in their respective company role debuts as Arturo and Riccardo. Michele Mariotti conducts a cast that also includes Michele Pertusi as Elvira's father, Giorgio, in a revival of the bel canto opera opening tonight, April 17. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in New Hampshire - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for New Hampshire (more...)

The Vancouver Opera Presents Verdi's DON CARLO, 5/3-11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

For the first time in 40 years Vancouver audiences will experience the magnificence of Verdi's spectacular masterpiece, Don Carlo, the emotionally gripping drama of a king's brutal power and a son's brash rebellion. With formidable orchestral forces, a massive chorus and a powerhouse international cast, VO's final – and biggest – production of 2013-2014promises to be this season's most explosive experience yet! (more...)

Australian Powerhouse Vocalist ALFIO Rescheduled for May 22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 05, 2014

Australia powerhouse vocalist: ALFIO - The Voice from Oz, will be performing in concert at the Tarrytown Music Hall on Thursday, May 22nd at 8:00 PM. After his successful debut at Tarrytown Music Hall last year, ALFIO is back by popular demand! ALFIO has one of the great voices in contemporary music today. An Australian of Italian descent, tenor-trained ALFIO brings passion to his performances and draws constant comparisons to superstars Andrea Bocelli and Michael Buble. Known as "The Voice From Oz," this charismatic singer/songwriter/musician will take you on a sentimental journey performing American classics, pop standards, love songs plus his acclaimed originals. For tickets: Box Office: (877) 840-0457 web: tarrytownmusichall.org (more...)

RPM Productions to Present LA JOURNEE DES TZIGANES, THE DAY OF THE GYPSIES at Athenaeum Theatre, 4/11-12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

RPM Productions announces their original production La Journee des Tziganes, The Day of the Gypsies, to take place at the Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave., April 11 - 12. The vibrant music and dance production features the John Jorgenson gypsy jazz quintet live onstage with the bravura choreography of RPM director and choreographer Gordon Peirce Schmidt. The two-day only production will take place on Friday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 12 at 3 p.m., and last 90 minutes including one 15-minute intermission. Tickets are $42 and may be purchased by calling the Athenaeum Box Office at 773.935.6875 or by visiting www.athenaeumtheatre.org. (more...)

Olga Peretyatko to Make Met Debut in Bellini's I PURITANI, Beg. 4/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

Acclaimed Russian soprano Olga Peretyatko will make her Met debut as Elvira in a revival of Bellini's I Puritani, with Met stars Lawrence Brownlee and Mariusz Kwiecien in their respective company role debuts as Arturo and Riccardo. Michele Mariotti conducts a cast that also includes Michele Pertusi as Elvira's father, Giorgio, in a revival of the bel canto opera opening April 17. The Met performances will be the first time the husband-and-wife pairing of Mariotti and Peretyatko have performed I Puritani together. The opera will be seen in a revival of Sandro Sequi's 1976 production, which has served as a showcase for such formidable stars as Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti, Edita Gruberova, and Anna Netrebko. (more...)

Andrea Bocelli to Receive Achievement Award @ Billboard Latin Music Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

According to Billboard.com, Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli is receiving a lifetime achievement honor at the 2014 Billboard Latin Music Awards. (more...)

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