Giacomo Puccini News

 
Date Of Birth:
December 22, 1858
Date Of Death:
November 29, 1924 (65)
Birth Place:
Lucca, Tuscany, ITALY
Gender: Male
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Giacomo Puccini News

Date of Birth: December 22, 1858
Date of Death: November 29, 1924 (65)
Birth Place: Lucca, Tuscany, ITALY
Gender: Male
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...)


by Clemente Sanchez - Aug 16, 2017

MX SUMMER HIGHLIGHTS: TURANDOT conmovió al Palacio de Bellas Artes (more...)

San Francisco Opera Announces Casting Update for Puccini's TURANDOTSan Francisco Opera Announces Casting Update for Puccini's TURANDOT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

San Francisco Opera announced today a casting update for its season-opening production of Giacomo Puccini's Turandot, running from September 8 through 30 at the War Memorial Opera House. American soprano Toni Marie Palmertree will sing Liu, replacing Maria Agresta who has withdrawn due to illness. Originally scheduled to portray Puccini's tragic heroine on September 24 and 30, Palmertree will now perform in all six September performances. (more...)

Sarasota Opera and Sarasota Cuban Ballet School Announce New CollaborationSarasota Opera and Sarasota Cuban Ballet School Announce New Collaboration
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Sarasota Opera and the Sarasota Cuban Ballet School announce an inaugural collaboration for the 2017/2018 season. The Sarasota Cuban Ballet School will participate in three of the five operas in Sarasota Opera's upcoming season. (more...)

The Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey presents 2017 Summer Music FestivalThe Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey presents 2017 Summer Music Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

The Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey opens its 2017 Summer Music Festival with an unforgettable concert performance of Giacomo Puccini's La Boheme on Sunday, August 6, 3:00 PM at Dolan Hall, The College of Saint Elizabeth, 2 Convent Road, Morristown, NJ.     (more...)

American Baritone Jonathan Scott to Star in GIANNI SCHICCHI at 2017 Narnia Festival in ItalyAmerican Baritone Jonathan Scott to Star in GIANNI SCHICCHI at 2017 Narnia Festival in Italy
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

Jonathan Scott takes center stage in the title role of the 2017 Narnia Festival's compelling new production of Giacomo Puccini's comic masterwork 'Gianni Schicchi.' (more...)

Palm Beach Opera Announces 2018 Performance SchedulePalm Beach Opera Announces 2018 Performance Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Palm Beach Opera recently announced its 2018 main stage opera season that will present three audience favorites at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach. Season subscriptions are now available for purchase. (more...)

BWW Review: MADAMA BUTTERFLY at The Israeli OperaBWW Review: MADAMA BUTTERFLY at The Israeli Opera
by Ronit Suzan - Jul 22, 2017

For such a highly renowned opera such as Madama Butterfly numerous productions have been presented in the past century all around the world, and rightfully so, but with the new exquisite Israeli-Italian production, under the innovative and fresh direction of Keita Asari, it's clear that there's always room for more productions such as this. (more...)

Tulsa Opera Welcomes Lighting Designer as New Director of ProductionTulsa Opera Welcomes Lighting Designer as New Director of Production
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

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San Francisco Opera Holds Open Audition for Adult SupernumerariesSan Francisco Opera Holds Open Audition for Adult Supernumeraries
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Have you ever dreamed of being on the War Memorial Opera House stage? San Francisco Opera is looking for adult supernumeraries (extras) to appear in the Company's upcoming Fall 2017 Season. An open audition will be held on Monday, July 31 beginning at 6 p.m. at the War Memorial Opera House. No previous experience is required and there is no fee to audition. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Guild Announces Opera Ball 2017 at The Imperial PalaceSan Francisco Opera Guild Announces Opera Ball 2017 at The Imperial Palace
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

San Francisco Opera Guild in collaboration with San Francisco Opera Association today announced details for Opera Ball 2017 at The Imperial Palace, a gala benefit celebrating the opening of the Company's 95th Season on Friday, September 8. (more...)

Sarasota Opera Announces Casting for 2017-18 SeasonSarasota Opera Announces Casting for 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

World premieres, new productions, and exciting artist debuts will make the 59th season at Sarasota Opera a season not to miss. Highlights of the upcoming year include the return of Giuseppe Verdi, the 6th Sarasota Youth Opera world premiere, and operas by composers such as Vincenzo Bellini and Eugen D'Albert whose operas have not been heard on our stage. (more...)

Rare Pieces, Reinvigorated Classics, New Works and More Set for Arcola Theatre's 2017 Grimeborn Opera FestivalRare Pieces, Reinvigorated Classics, New Works and More Set for Arcola Theatre's 2017 Grimeborn Opera Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

See opera differently at Grimeborn. 'East London's ... irreverent and influential festival of new opera' (Time Out) is back for its 11th year with 14 exciting productions at the Arcola Theatre. (more...)

Single Tickets for San Francisco Opera's 2017 Fall Season On Sale Monday, 6/26Single Tickets for San Francisco Opera's 2017 Fall Season On Sale Monday, 6/26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Single (non-subscription) tickets for San Francisco Opera's 2017 Fall Season at the War Memorial Opera House go on sale Monday, June 26, 2017, at 10 a.m. Tickets may be purchased online at sfopera.com; in-person at the San Francisco Opera Box Office, located at 301 Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco and open Mondays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and by phone at (415) 864-3330 during Box Office hours. Full and Half Series subscription packages are also available. Tickets for the three cycles of Wagner's Ring during the summer of 2018 are available as complete, four-opera cycles only. (more...)

Seattle Opera to Address Imperialism and More with Community Events for MADAME BUTTERFLYSeattle Opera to Address Imperialism and More with Community Events for MADAME BUTTERFLY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

With stylized sets inspired by Japanese theater and lush, colorful kimono worn by singers, Seattle Opera's grand production of Madame Butterfly coming this August may seem like business-as-usual. But there's a dramatic difference that sets this Butterfly apart: the broader conversation taking place on cultural appropriation, yellowface, and Asian American representation. While certainly not new to many Asian and Pacific Islanders, these conversations have permeated the Puget Sound theater scene for the past several years following a production of The Mikado that made national news. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Puccini's LA BOHEME at San Francisco OperaPhoto Flash: First Look at Puccini's LA BOHEME at San Francisco Opera
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

San Francisco Opera continues its 2017 Summer Season on June 10 at the War Memorial Opera House with Giacomo Puccini's La Boheme. Coinciding with city-wide celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the "Summer of Love," this revival of one of the greatest love stories in the operatic repertory will feature a brilliant cast including sopranos Erika Grimaldi, Julie Adams and Ellie Dehn; tenor Arturo Chacon-Cruz as Rodolfo; and baritone Audun Iversen. Carlo Montanaro conducts the San Francisco Opera Orchestral and Chorus. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the company onstage below! (more...)

The Israeli Opera presents MADAMA BUTTERFLYThe Israeli Opera presents MADAMA BUTTERFLY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

The beloved opera 'Madama Butterfly' by Giacomo Puccini will be presented in Israel in a new production originally created for the La Scala Opera House in Milan. The opera will be conducted by the musical director of the Israeli Opera Daniel Oren. The great Japanese director Keita Asari will present in this production a special take on the opera, influenced by the Japanese culture as opposed to this opera's many productions that offer a western look on the Japanese culture. (more...)

BWW Review: NY OperaFest Shows COQ and BUTTERFLY as Works that Don't Go Away  -  They Get DayGlo-ed and DeconconstructedBWW Review: NY OperaFest Shows COQ and BUTTERFLY as Works that Don't Go Away - They Get DayGlo-ed and Deconconstructed
by Richard Sasanow - May 26, 2017

There's lots going on in the world of opera in New York City, as shown by the gamut of offerings under the umbrella of the ongoing New York OperaFest, co-organized by the New York Opera Alliance and Opera America. In the last week, the New Opera NYC gave us a cockeyed look at Rimsky-Korsakov's LE COQ D'OR (THE GOLDEN COCKEREL), while Heartbeat Opera took an ax to Puccini, and gave us a 'Madama'-less BUTTERFLY. (more...)

New Chamber Adaptation of Stephen King's DOLORES CLAIBORNE, BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN and More Set for New York City Opera's 2017-18 SeasonNew Chamber Adaptation of Stephen King's DOLORES CLAIBORNE, BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN and More Set for New York City Opera's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

New York City Opera's 2017/2018 season will offer four new mainstage productions at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater, including a Spanish-language opera as part of its Ópera en Español series. City Opera will also offer two New York City Opera Concerts in Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall and a chamber opera series at locations to be announced. New York City Opera Orchestra will be featured in every opera. (more...)

BWW Review: Jonathan Larson's RENT Brings Excellent Ensemble to The GatewayBWW Review: Jonathan Larson's RENT Brings Excellent Ensemble to The Gateway
by Melissa Giordano - May 23, 2017

I'm always cautiously optimistic in seeing a regional production of Jonathan Larson's Rent as I am a Renthead of MANY years. The thing to remember, obviously, is art has different interpretations. It is interesting to see the different elucidations of the choreography, the varied choices the actors make, the Director's vision, et cetera. I can proudly say that The Gateway Playhouse's incarnation of the Tony and Pulitzer winner, which is kicking off a very busy Summer season for the darling Bellport venue, does not disappoint. (more...)

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