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Photos: DICAPO OPERA Celebrates Puccini's 150th Birthday

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The Dicapo Opera Theatre presented a glittering all Puccini program on December 22nd to celebrate the composer's 150th birthday at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater. The program featured arias and scenes from all of Puccini's operas- from LeVilli through the last music he composed and orchestrated for Turandot- including the Opening Act II of Edgar, and selections from both the Brescia and La Scala versions of Madama Butterfly.

Mayor Bloomberg Declares Declares Puccini Day in NYC as part of the celebration.

Members of the Opera orchestra of New York and the Dicapo Opera Theatre Chorus will be lead by Maestro Eve Queler and guest conductors Francisco Bonnin, Victor DeRenzi, and Pacien Mazzagatti.

The cast featured Fabio Armiliato, Olga Makarina, Anthony Laciura, Mark Rucker, Michael Chioldi, Juliana diGiacomo, Irina Rindzuner, Kristin Sampson, Zeffin Quinn-Hollis and Anna Noggle.

The Dicapo Opera Theatre recently won the first annual "Opera Competition and Festival With Mezzo". The international festival took place in Szeged, Hungary and will be broadcast by Mezzo Television.

For more information please visit www.dicapo.com.

Photos by Rob Rich.

Photos: DICAPO OPERA Celebrates Puccini's 150th Birthday
Puccini Photo on stage of Lincoln Center's Rose Theater

Photos: DICAPO OPERA Celebrates Puccini's 150th Birthday
Dicapo Opera Theatre presents Puccini 150th Anniversary Gala

Photos: DICAPO OPERA Celebrates Puccini's 150th Birthday
Michael Capasso reads Mayor Bloomberg's Proclamation

Photos: DICAPO OPERA Celebrates Puccini's 150th Birthday
Italian Tenor Fabio Armiliato

Photos: DICAPO OPERA Celebrates Puccini's 150th Birthday
Michael Chioldi, Julianna di Giacomo and John Matz

Photos: DICAPO OPERA Celebrates Puccini's 150th Birthday
Veronica Villaroel and Fabio Armiliato

Photos: DICAPO OPERA Celebrates Puccini's 150th Birthday
Michael Chioldi

Photos: DICAPO OPERA Celebrates Puccini's 150th Birthday
Adam Diegel and Irina Rindzuner

Photos: DICAPO OPERA Celebrates Puccini's 150th Birthday
Olga Makarina

Photos: DICAPO OPERA Celebrates Puccini's 150th Birthday
Mark Rucker

Photos: DICAPO OPERA Celebrates Puccini's 150th Birthday
Olga Makarina and Zeffin Quinn-Hollis

Photos: DICAPO OPERA Celebrates Puccini's 150th Birthday
Kristin Sampson, Adam Diegel, Anna Noggle and Anthony Laciura

Photos: DICAPO OPERA Celebrates Puccini's 150th Birthday
Mihoko and John Matz

Photos: DICAPO OPERA Celebrates Puccini's 150th Birthday
Dicapo Opera Chorus

Photos: DICAPO OPERA Celebrates Puccini's 150th Birthday
Puccini's 150th Anniversary Cake

Photos: DICAPO OPERA Celebrates Puccini's 150th Birthday
Michael Capasso, Irina Rindzuner and Victor DeRenzi blow out the candles on the cake

Photos: DICAPO OPERA Celebrates Puccini's 150th Birthday
Dicapo Opera Theatre's Puccini Gala Performers

Photos: DICAPO OPERA Celebrates Puccini's 150th Birthday
Artisitc Director Diane Martindale and James Martindale

Photos: DICAPO OPERA Celebrates Puccini's 150th Birthday
Maestro Victor DeRenzi, Maestro Pacien Mazzagatti and Leah Lane

Photos: DICAPO OPERA Celebrates Puccini's 150th Birthday
Diane Britzlotti and Michael Capasso

Photos: DICAPO OPERA Celebrates Puccini's 150th Birthday
Phillip Cokorinos, Licia Albanese, Leah Lane and Kristin Sampson

Photos: DICAPO OPERA Celebrates Puccini's 150th Birthday
Bonnie Comley, Leah Lane, Virginia and James Comley


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