Luciano Pavarotti News

Date Of Birth:
October 12, 1935
Date Of Death:
September 06, 2007 (71)
Birth Place:
Modena, Italy
Met Guild to Salute Jessye Norman With BRAVA, JESSYE! Luncheon, 11/21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

On Friday, November 21, the Metropolitan Opera Guild's 80th Annual Luncheon presents "Brava, Jessye!" to salute the legendary Jessye Norman, who recently wrote about her life in a memoir titled Stand Up Straight and Sing! (more...)

Lyric Opera of Kansas City's LA TRAVIATA Opens 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

Lyric Opera of Kansas City opens its 57th season with Giuseppe Verdi's lush and grand opera, La Traviata, September 27, October 1, 3 and 5, 2014 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The production will be sung in Italian with English and Italian titles. (more...)

Opera Singer, Licia Albanese, Dies at 105
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Licia Albanese was an Italian-born American operatic soprano. She passed away at the age of 105. (more...)

'Rejoice With Itzhak Perlman and Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot' Airs on THIRTEEN'S GREAT PERFORMANCES, 8/28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman and renowned cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot join forces for a musical exploration of liturgical and traditional works in new arrangements for both chamber orchestra and klezmer settings on THIRTEEN's Great Performances, airing Thursday, August 28 at 9 p.m. on PBS. (Check local listings.) (In New York, THIRTEEN will air the program Sunday, September 21 at 7 p.m.) (more...)

24 Shows With Over 100 Performers Set for 2014 NY Clown Theatre Festival, Running This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Now in its 9th year, The NY Clown Theatre Festival is New York's preeminent annual, international Clown Theatre festival. (more...)

Thirteen's GREAT PERFORMANCES to Present Rejoice with Itzhak Perlman and Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot, 8/28
by TV News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

Legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman and renowned cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot join forces for a musical exploration of liturgical and traditional works in new arrangements for both chamber orchestra and klezmer settings on THIRTEEN's Great Performances (more...)

Monkey Baa Theatre to Present Simon Tedeschi in PIANIST AND PRANKSTER, 20-27 Sept
by BWW News Desk - Aug 05, 2014

Join one of Australia's most inspiring young musicians, Simon Tedeschi at Monkey Baa's Lend Lease Darling Quarter Theatre from 20 to 27 September as he takes us on a journey through a day in his life from 5am practice sessions, his first public performance age 8 at Sydney Opera House, winning the Sydney Piano Competition age 10 to playing in front of Luciano Pavarotti at the age of 13. (more...)

Franc D'Ambrosio and Glory Crampton to Celebrate Andrew Lloyd Webber with ANGEL OF MUSIC, 8/7-10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Acclaimed Broadway veterans FRANC D'AMBROSIO and GLORY CRAMPTON celebrate the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber from his many beloved musicals in the wonderful salute, 'Angel of Music,' coming to the RRazz Room in New Hope for four very special nights beginning Thursday, Aug. 7 and concluding Sunday, Aug. 10. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Andy Cooney, Daniel Rodriguez and Christopher Macchio Play Music Under The Stars
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jul 28, 2014

Since the inception of The Three Tenors on July 7, 1990 in Rome at the Baths of Caracalla on the eve of the FIFA World Cup Final, Placido Domingo, Jose Carreras and the one and only Luciano Pavarotti; have opened the doors for other great voices, such as the Irish Tenors, The Canadian Tenors and many other talented and renowned performers. Now three of New York's premier voices, Andy Cooney, Daniel Rodriguez and Christopher Macchio have joined together as The New Yorkers to honor the city of New York and our great nation. On Friday July 25, 2014 they brought their debut show to E.W. Allen Park in Farmingdale for The Town Of Oyster Bay's 2014 Music Under The Stars series joined by special guests Comedian Jim Labriola, Soprano Marla Kavanaugh and Ryan Cooney and Shannon Cooney, and BroadwayWorld was on hand from soundcheck to show and brings you the photo coverage below! (more...)

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 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 (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. 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...)

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