Giacomo Puccini News

 

Giacomo Puccini News

Date of Birth: December 22, 1858
Date of Death: November 29, 1924 (65)
Birth Place: Lucca, Tuscany, ITALY
Gender: Male
PALM BEACH OPERA Toasts Upcoming Productions & Major Donors At Season Opening CelebrationPALM BEACH OPERA Toasts Upcoming Productions & Major Donors At Season Opening Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

Philanthropists Drs. Marsha and Henry Laufer hosted Palm Beach Opera's annual Season Opening Celebration at their Manalapan home on Friday, Dec. 1 to kick off the company's upcoming season, and to celebrate the company's Co-Producer Society members, Goldner Center for Children's Opera Education supporters, and Benenson Young Artist and Apprentice Artist Program sponsors. (more...)

Jason Tramm Conducts Giacomo Puccini's Masterwork MADAMA BUTTERFLY in Concert 12/5 at SOPACJason Tramm Conducts Giacomo Puccini's Masterwork MADAMA BUTTERFLY in Concert 12/5 at SOPAC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2017

Noted conductor Jason Tramm will lead the MidAtlantic Opera Orchestra with featured soloists and the Seton Hall Choir in a sumptuous concert production of Puccini's enigmatic masterwork Madama Butterfly at SOPAC December 5th at 7pm. (more...)

BWW Review: Julie Taymor Directs Revised Version of David Henry Hwang's Tony Winner M. BUTTERFLYBWW Review: Julie Taymor Directs Revised Version of David Henry Hwang's Tony Winner M. BUTTERFLY
by Michael Dale - Nov 18, 2017

When David Henry Hwang's 1988 Best Play Tony-winner M. BUTTERFLY, inspired by the romance between French diplomat Bernard Boursicot and Peking opera singer Shi Pei Pu, who the Frenchman didn't know was a) a Communist spy, and b) a man, first played on Broadway, there was a not so small detail that tended to baffle audience members. (more...)

San Francisco Opera presents Puccini's TURANDOTSan Francisco Opera presents Puccini's TURANDOT
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2017

San Francisco Opera will present Giacomo Puccini's Turandot at the War Memorial Opera House in six performances from November 18 through December 9. After opening the Company's 2017 Fall Season in September, the work returns in the colorful production by British-born artist David Hockney and with a cast headed by internationally renowned Swedish soprano Nina Stemme. Tenor Brian Jagde reprises the role of Calaf, soprano Leah Crocetto sings Li and bass Soloman Howard makes his Company and role debuts as Timur. In his first San Francisco Opera appearance, American conductor Christopher Franklin leads the San Francisco Opera Orchestra, Chorus and dancers. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2017

London's Royal Opera House production of Puccini's opera masterpiece, LA BOH ME will be shown in HD at the River Street Theatre (RST) in Jaffrey, NH on Sunday, November 19 and Wednesday, November 22. This presentation is part of the RST's Stage2Screen Series. (more...)

Puccini Saved The Best For Last- TURANDOT Opens 12/5Puccini Saved The Best For Last- TURANDOT Opens 12/5
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017

An icy princess is terrified of love. A mysterious prince solves three riddles and melts her heart while breaking another's. Love triumphs, but it's complicated. Starring Amber Wagner, Stefano La Colla, Maria Agresta/Janai Brugger (more...)

Arizona Opera presents TOSCAArizona Opera presents TOSCA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2017

Arizona Opera is proud to present the first Mainstage production of its 2017/18 Season, Giacomo Puccini's Tosca, one of the most exciting and dramatic operas of all time. (more...)

PALM BEACH OPERA Celebrates Upcoming Season in New York CityPALM BEACH OPERA Celebrates Upcoming Season in New York City
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2017

As part of celebrations for its upcoming 2017-2018 season, Palm Beach Opera held a private dinner at The Lotos Club, New York, hosted by Mrs. Florence Kaufman, Palm Beach Opera Board Member. (more...)

Review Roundup: LA BOHEME at The Metropolitan OperaReview Roundup: LA BOHEME at The Metropolitan Opera
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2017

Giacomo Puccini's LA BOHEME will play at The Metropolitan Opera through March of 2018, and the critics are weighing in! (more...)

New Rochelle Opera Celebrates Marta Eggerth And Jan KiepuraNew Rochelle Opera Celebrates Marta Eggerth And Jan Kiepura
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2017

New Rochelle Opera will host a tribute to Marta Eggerth and Jan Kiepura on Sunday, November 5, 2017. (more...)

Andrew Costello, Carami Hilaire and Tenor Taehwan Ku to Lead TOSCA at NJ Association of Verismo OperaAndrew Costello, Carami Hilaire and Tenor Taehwan Ku to Lead TOSCA at NJ Association of Verismo Opera
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2017

Lucine Amara, Artistic Director of the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera, announces the cast performing in Giacomo Puccini's Tosca on Sunday, October 15, 2017. (more...)

Opera Orlando to Launch 2017-18 Season with Puccini's LA BOHEMEOpera Orlando to Launch 2017-18 Season with Puccini's LA BOHEME
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2017

Opera Orlando has chosen Boh me to open their 2017-2018 main-stage season-Love Lost and Found-on November 15, 17, and 18 at 7:30 p.m. and November 19 at 2 p.m. in the Alexis and Jim Pugh Theater at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 445 S. Magnolia Ave., Orlando, Florida. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2017

The 2017 Fall Season of San Francisco Opera continues in November and December with a new production of Jules Massenet's Manon (November 4 22), Giacomo Puccini's Turandot (November 18 December 9) and the highly anticipated world premiere of John Adams' Girls of the Golden West (November 21 December 10). Special concert presentations include the San Francisco Opera Chorus (November 30), the popular award-winning New Zealand vocal trio Sol3 Mio performing with the San Francisco Opera Orchestra (December 1) and The Future Is Now: Adler Fellows Concert (December 8). The Company's 95th season culminates in June 2018 with Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen. (more...)

Tickets Now On Sale for Opera Orlando SeasonTickets Now On Sale for Opera Orlando Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2017

Individual tickets for all three Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts productions offered by Opera Orlando will go on sale Friday September 15, 2017 at www.drphillipscenter.org; 844-513-2014 or the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Box Office: 445 S. Magnolia Ave. in downtown Orlando (no fees). (more...)

San Francisco Opera Launches 95th Season with Opening Weekend CelebrationsSan Francisco Opera Launches 95th Season with Opening Weekend Celebrations
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

San Francisco Opera inaugurated its 95th season with a weekend of celebrations and performances beginning on Friday, September 8 with two galas Opera Ball 2017 at The Imperial Palace and the BRAVO! CLUB Opening Night Gala and a performance of Giacomo Puccini's Turandot in artist David Hockney's colorful production. At the opera's conclusion, San Francisco Opera Music Director Nicola Luisotti, who conducted the performance, was awarded the San Francisco Opera Medal. (more...)

Verismo Opera Casting Supernumerary Roles for Tosca in SeptemberVerismo Opera Casting Supernumerary Roles for Tosca in September
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera's Artistic Director, Lucine Amara, announces supernumerary roles are being cast during September.  Supernumeraries (supers) appear in the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera's new production of Giacomo Puccini's Tosca on Sunday, October 15, 2017. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Announces 2017 Fall Radio Broadcast Schedule on Classical KDFCSan Francisco Opera Announces 2017 Fall Radio Broadcast Schedule on Classical KDFC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2017

San Francisco Opera's partnership with the Bay Area's Classical KDFC continues this fall with monthly opera broadcasts beginning September 3with Giuseppe Verdi's Otello in a historic 1978 performance featuring Placido Domingo in the title role and Katia Ricciarelli as Desdemona. From October through December, the broadcasts will feature presentations from San Francisco Opera's 2017 Summer Season: Mozart's Don Giovanni,Verdi's Rigoletto and Puccini's La Boheme. Each broadcast was recorded live at the War Memorial Opera House and features the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and San Francisco Opera Chorus. (more...)

BWW Review: LA VIDA BREVE/GIANNI SCHICCHI at Adelaide Town HallBWW Review: LA VIDA BREVE/GIANNI SCHICCHI at Adelaide Town Hall
by Barry Lenny - Aug 31, 2017

You will have to hurry to catch this terrific night out. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Celebrates 95th Season With Free OPERA IN THE PARK ConcertSan Francisco Opera Celebrates 95th Season With Free OPERA IN THE PARK Concert
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

San Francisco Opera celebrates the opening of its 95th Season with Opera in the Park, presented by the San Francisco Chronicle, at Sharon Meadow in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park on Sunday, September 10 at 1:30 p.m. This free concert features acclaimed artists from the Company's 2017 Fall Season performing arias and other operatic favorites with the San Francisco Opera Orchestra conducted by Music Director Nicola Luisotti. In the event's time-honored finale, the audience joins with the singers for a rousing rendition of the brindisi (drinking song) from Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata. San Francisco Opera General Director Matthew Shilvock serves as master of ceremonies for the afternoon. (more...)

Verismo Opera's 2017-2018 Season Features Tosca, TurandotVerismo Opera's 2017-2018 Season Features Tosca, Turandot
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

From Italy to China, the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera's 2017-2018 season spans the globe with performances of Giacomo Puccini's Tosca and Turandot.  On Sunday, October 15, 2017, Verismo Opera brings to the stage again Puccini's Tosca set in Italy with Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa's libretto in four acts based upon Victorien Sardou's drama, La Tosca. (more...)

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