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Giacomo Puccini

 
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Date of Birth: December 22, 1858
Date of Death: November 29, 1924 (65)

Birth Place: Lucca, Tuscany, ITALY

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[West End, 2017] [Replacement]
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[Broadway, 1988]
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Giacomo Puccini News

Greek National Opera's January-March 2023 Productions Are on Sale Now Photo Greek National Opera's January-March 2023 Productions Are on Sale Now
by Stephi Wild - Nov 25, 2022

Tickets for Greek National Opera productions to be presented inside the Stavros Niarchos Hall and on the GNO Alternative Stage at the SNFCC from January through March 2023 went on sale 1 November 2022 at 9.00. 

Photos: Inside Woodstock Playhouse's Production Of David Henry Hwang's M. BUTTERFLY Photo Photos: Inside Woodstock Playhouse's Production Of David Henry Hwang's M. BUTTERFLY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 23, 2022

See photos of the historic Woodstock Playhouse’s sumptuous production of David Henry Hwang's M. Butterfly, which dazzled from November 18-20 under direction of Randy Conti with choreography by Nina Zoie Lam, costumes by Diane Stein and lighting by Tony Michael Clayton.

Woodstock Playhouse's Production Of David Henry Hwang's M. BUTTERFLY Completes Succes Photo Woodstock Playhouse's Production Of David Henry Hwang's M. BUTTERFLY Completes Successful Run
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 23, 2022

The Woodstock Playhouse presented its full-scale production of David Henry Hwang's M. Butterfly with music by Lucia Hwong, for one weekend only at 7:30 p.m. Friday, November 18 and Saturday, November 19 with a Sunday, November 20 matinee at 2 p.m. at the Playhouse.

Cincinnati Opera Announces 2023 Summer Festival Photo Cincinnati Opera Announces 2023 Summer Festival
by Blair Ingenthron - Nov 20, 2022

Evans Mirageas, The Harry T. Wilks Artistic Director of Cincinnati Opera, has announced details for the company's 2023 Summer Festival. The season takes place June‚ÄďJuly 2023 and features four productions: a romantic thriller, a touching and timely premiere, an effervescent comedy, and an innovative new vision of an operatic classic.

Interview: Raehann Bryce-Davis of OUR SONG, OUR STORY ‚Ä" THE NEW GENERATION OF BLACK Photo Interview: Raehann Bryce-Davis of OUR SONG, OUR STORY ‚Ä" THE NEW GENERATION OF BLACK VOICES at Ordway Concert Hall
by Jared Fessler - Nov 17, 2022

'Created and directed by composer, conductor, and multi-genre musician Damien Sneed, Our Song, Our Story is an evening of music highlighting some of the world's most well-known operatic arias, art songs and spirituals.

LA BOHEME Comes to Teatr Wielki Next Month Photo LA BOHEME Comes to Teatr Wielki Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Nov 11, 2022

Before Giacomo Puccini began composing La Bohème , which became one of the most played operas in the world, he planned an opera about the life of the Buddha. Performances run December 4-11, 2022.

IMG Artists To Present Damien Sneed's OUR SONG, OUR STORY 2022-23 Tour Photo IMG Artists To Present Damien Sneed's OUR SONG, OUR STORY 2022-23 Tour
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 9, 2022

Created and directed by composer, conductor, and multi-genre musician Damien Sneed, Our Song, Our Story - the New Generation of Black Voices is an evening of music highlighting some of the world's most well-known operatic arias, art songs and spirituals.

Porchlight's RENT Announces Extension Through December 11 Photo Porchlight's RENT Announces Extension Through December 11
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 9, 2022

Porchlight Music Theatre has announced the extension of its production of the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, RENT, with music, lyrics and book by Jonathan Larson, through Sunday, Dec. 11. Porchlight's production, now playing at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn St., is directed by Adrian Abel Azevedo, music directed by Dr. Michael McBride and choreographed by Laura Savage.

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of Porchlight's RENT Photo Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of Porchlight's RENT
by Blair Ingenthron - Nov 5, 2022

Porchlight Music Theatre's production of the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, RENT, music, lyrics and book by Jonathan Larson, at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn St. has opened, and will run through Sunday, Nov. 27. The production is directed by Adrian Abel Azevedo, music directed by Dr. Michael McBride and choreographed by Laura Savage. Check out the photos here.

Photos: First Look at RENT at Porchlight Music Theatre Photo Photos: First Look at RENT at Porchlight Music Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 2, 2022

Porchlight Music Theatre is presenting the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, RENT, music, lyrics and book by Jonathan Larson, at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts through November 27. See photos here!

Giacomo Puccini Videos

VIDEO: See Official Trailer for LA BOH√ąME at the Ritz Theatre Videoplay
VIDEO: See Official Trailer for LA BOH√ąME at the Ritz Theatre

by Marissa Tomeo - Feb 5, 2022

This passionate, timeless, and indelible story of love among young artists in Paris, can stake its claim as the world’s most popular opera. Theater Latté Da brings Peter Rothstein’s innovative, award-winning staging to the intimate Ritz Theater. Lyrical and touchingly beautiful, La Bohème is the definitive depiction of the joys and sorrows of love and loss, and a celebration of art in the face of adversity. It is sung in Italian with English surtitles.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At The Met's MADAMA BUTTERFLY Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look At The Met's MADAMA BUTTERFLY

by Alan Henry - Oct 9, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the Met's MADAMA BUTTERFLY! Leading sopranos Hui He and Ana Mar√≠a Mart√≠nez share the heartbreaking title role of the doomed geisha, with tenors Piero Pretti and Andrea Car√® as the American naval officer who abandons her. Paulo Szot and Markus Br√ľck share the role of Sharpless, and Elizabeth DeShong is Suzuki, alternating with Maria Zifchak. Pier Giorgio Morandi is on the podium for Anthony Minghella's sweeping production, a perennial audience favorite.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At The Met's TOSCA from the 2018/19 Season Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look At The Met's TOSCA from the 2018/19 Season

by Alan Henry - Oct 23, 2018

Met favorite Sondra Radvanovsky and rising star Jennifer Rowley share the title role of the volatile diva at the heart of Puccini's operatic thriller. Joseph Calleja brings his stylish tenor to the role of Cavaradossi, and Wolfgang Koch and Claudio Sgura share the role of the nefarious police chief Scarpia. Carlo Rizzi conducts Sir David McVicar's resplendent production.

VIDEO: Music Hall Classics Pakt Uit Met Tot De Verbeelding Sprekende Opera's Videoplay
VIDEO: Music Hall Classics Pakt Uit Met Tot De Verbeelding Sprekende Opera's

by Alan Henry - Aug 28, 2018

Operaliefhebbers mogen op beide oren slapen, want ook tijdens het seizoen 2018 - 2019 zullen ze meer dan hun gading vinden in het rijkelijke aanbod van tot de verbeelding sprekende producties, dat Music Hall Classics presenteert. Een boeiend en gevarieerd opera-aanbod, metaangrijpende theaterproducties, majestueuze arenaspektakels, ja zelfs een amusante operette mag niet ontbreken op het indrukwekkende programma.

VIDEO: First Look at New Trailer for LA Opera's TOSCA
by Stage Tube - Apr 24, 2017

LA Opera presents Giacomo Puccini's thrilling masterpiece, Tosca, conducted by Music Director James Conlon. The final mainstage presentation of the company's 2016/17 season, Tosca is a revival of the production staged by the company in 2013, directed by Tony and Olivier Award winner John Caird. There will be seven performances from April 22 through May 13, taking place at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90012).

BWW Review: 17 Years Later RENT Revivals in Brazil
by Claudio Erlichman - Jan 16, 2017

Universal, translated into more than 22 languages and presented in more than 100 cities, RENT gets a new Brazilian production with presentations on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. How do you count one year of your life? The winner of the 4 Tony Awards (Best Musical, Best Song, Best Original Score and Best Supporting Actor), RENT tells a year in the lives of eight young people who have to face the adventures and misadventures of their loves, friendships, conflicts, financial problems, sexuality and the struggle with human finitude. More than a musical, RENT is a chain of love!

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from Serenbe's MISS SAIGON, Featuring Real-Life Helicopter
by Stage Tube - Aug 1, 2016

Serenbe Playhouse, recipient of the prestigious American Theatre Wing grant (2015), presents the fourth show in its 2016 season, Miss Saigon, with music by Claude- Michel Schonberg; lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr., and Alain Boublil; adapted from the original French lyrics by Alain Boublil. The show is directed by Brian Clowdus, music direction is by Chris Brent Davis, and choreography is by Bubba Carr. The show opened on July 21 and has already been extended to August 14. Click below to watch highlights from the show, including footage of the production's real-life helicopter!

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/29/16- RENT
by Stage Tube - Apr 29, 2016

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.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/11/16- MISS SAIGON
by Stage Tube - Apr 11, 2016

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.

STAGE 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.


Giacomo Puccini Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Giacomo Puccini written?
Giacomo Puccini has written 4 shows including La Tosca (Composer), Madame Butterfly (Composer), La Bohéme (Composer), La Boheme (Composer).