Giacomo Puccini News

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

Birth Place: Lucca, Tuscany, ITALY
BWW Review: MISS SAIGON Opens At The Music Hall In Kansas City BWW Review: MISS SAIGON Opens At The Music Hall In Kansas City
by Steve Wilson - Dec 13, 2019

Smoke, gunfire, screams, the sound of a helicopter overhead, it's not just another night in Kansas City it's the opening night for Miss Saigon now playing at the Music Hall through December 15. While other theaters are busy bringing Christmas shows to life the Kansas City Broadway Series brings us a musical tale from one of the most turbulent times in American history, the Vietnam War. (more...)

BWW Review: Pacific Opera Project Presents A Cleverly Modern La bohème AKA “The Hipsters” BWW Review: Pacific Opera Project Presents A Cleverly Modern La bohème AKA “The Hipsters”
by Shari Barrett - Dec 13, 2019

In the fifth incarnation of POP's trademark production, a new batch of hand-crafted, vegan, organically-sourced hipsters take the stage for what is quickly becoming an annual Los Angeles holiday tradition. In it, Puccini's 19th Century Parisian garret becomes a present-day Highland Park loft apartment in the hills between downtown Los Angeles and Pasadena during a particularly cold SoCal winter. LA's housing crisis comes to life on stage as the artist, poet, philosopher, musician, and seamstress become a graphic designer, screenplay writer, English major, indie-rocker, and fashion designer dealing with the timeless issues of life, love, jealousy, illness, and overdue bills. (more...)

Estudio De La "pera De Bellas Artes Ofrecerá Conciertode Clausura En La Sala Manuel M. Ponce Estudio De La "pera De Bellas Artes Ofrecerá Conciertode Clausura En La Sala Manuel M. Ponce
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2019

El Estudio de la Ópera de Bellas Artes (EOBA) del Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura (INBAL) ofrecerá su concierto de Clausura 2019 en la Sala Manuel M. Ponce del Palacio de Bellas Artes el 11 de diciembre a las 19:00 horas. (more...)

Opera Saratoga Announces MADAMA BUTTERFLY Opera Saratoga Announces MADAMA BUTTERFLY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2019

Opera Saratoga announced today the three operas that will be featured at the center of the company's 2020 Summer Festival, to be presented at The Spa Little Theatre in Spa State Park, from June 20th through July 5th, 2020. (more...)

Opera Saratoga 2020 Summer Festival: THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE Opera Saratoga 2020 Summer Festival: THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2019

Opera Saratoga announced today the three operas that will be featured at the center of the company's 2020 Summer Festival, to be presented at The Spa Little Theatre in Spa State Park, from June 20th through July 5th, 2020. (more...)

BWW Review: MANON LESCAUT at War Memorial Opera House BWW Review: MANON LESCAUT at War Memorial Opera House
by Maria Nockin - Nov 25, 2019

On November 24, 2019, San Francisco Opera presented Giacomo Puccini's third opera, MANON LESCAUT with two spectacularly large-voiced singers, Liana Haroutounian and Brian Jagde. In a most forthright manner, Director Olivier Tambosi told the story of Renato Des Grieux' unrequited love for Manon, the socially repressed convent school graduate who suddenly discovers a new world of fashion, jewels, and predatory men (more...)

Photo Flash: San Francisco Opera Presents MANON LESCAUT Photo Flash: San Francisco Opera Presents MANON LESCAUT
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2019

Director Olivier Tambosi's production of Manon Lescaut, composer Giacomo Puccini's first triumph, returns to San Francisco Opera for six performances on the War Memorial Opera House stage, from November 8 through the 26th. (more...)

American Soprano Anastasiya Roytman Will Sing The Title Role In TURANDOT For 2020 International Music Festival American Soprano Anastasiya Roytman Will Sing The Title Role In TURANDOT For 2020 International Music Festival
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2019

American soprano Anastasiya Roytman will sing the title role in Giacomo Puccini's Turandot, the featured, fully staged opera production of the 2020 International Music Festival Český Krumlov next August. The renown festival is the longest running summer music festival in the Czech Republic. Ms. Roytman will reprise the role she inaugurated, in Tomáš Ondřej Pilar's production of Puccini's classic 1906 opera, inspired by the poem “Seven Beauties written in 1197 by Azerbaijani poet and philosopher Nizami Ganjavi, upon which Puccini's original opera was based. (more...)

Accessible Opera Company Showcases International Cast In Puccini's Comic Masterpiece Accessible Opera Company Showcases International Cast In Puccini's Comic Masterpiece
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2019

This November, Canada's only disability-led opera company is launching their eighth season with one of the funniest operas in the repertoire. On November 15, 16, 22 and 23, Opera Mariposa will present Puccini's one-act comedy Gianni Schicchi at St. Faith's Anglican Church in Vancouver, alongside a staged performance of Italian opera scenes. (more...)

Portland Opera's MADAMA BUTTERFLY Opens Friday Portland Opera's MADAMA BUTTERFLY Opens Friday
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2019

Portland Opera will mark the start of the 2019/20 season with Giacomo Puccini's powerful drama Madama Butterfly. This production will feature the U.S. debut of acclaimed soprano Hiromi Omura as the title character, a role she has sung with Opera Australia at the Sydney Opera House, the Latvian National Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, and The New National Theatre Tokyo. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Presents Olivier Tambosi And Frank Philipp Schlössmann's Production of Puccini's MANON LESCAUT San Francisco Opera Presents Olivier Tambosi And Frank Philipp Schlössmann's Production of Puccini's MANON LESCAUT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2019

Director Olivier Tambosi's production of Manon Lescaut, composer Giacomo Puccini's first triumph, returns to San Francisco Opera for six performances on the War Memorial Opera House stage, from November 8 through the 26th. + (more...)

Third Coast Percussion Premieres Music By Devonté Hynes On 'Fields' From Cedille Records Third Coast Percussion Premieres Music By Devonté Hynes On 'Fields' From Cedille Records
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2019

Grammy Award-winning ensemble Third Coast Percussion plays music by international R&B and pop music star Devonté Hynes (aka Blood Orange) on their newest album, Fields, marking Hynes's recording debut as a classical composer. (more...)

Third Coast Percussion Premieres Music By Devonté Hynes On FIELDS Third Coast Percussion Premieres Music By Devonté Hynes On FIELDS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2019

Grammy Award-winning ensemble Third Coast Percussion plays music by international R&B and pop music star Devonté Hynes (aka Blood Orange) on their newest album, Fields, marking Hynes's recording debut as a classical composer. (more...)

16th-Annual Christmas In Italy Comes to Carnegie Hall Starring Cristina Fontanelli 16th-Annual Christmas In Italy Comes to Carnegie Hall Starring Cristina Fontanelli
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2019

Award-winning singer and PBS/WNET and NY affiliates Host for Andrea Bocelli, Michael Buble and Il Volo, CRISTINA FONTANELLI brings her program of Italy's best-loved songs, arias, Neapolitan and Christmas classics during her 16th-Annual 'Christmas In Italy' show at the Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall on Sunday, December 8 at 3 p.m. Called a 'Vocal genius' by the New York Sun, Ms. Fontanelli's show is a love letter to her Italian heritage. (more...)

BWW Review: Elizabeth Caballero's Captivating Performance Highlights Nashville Opera's MADAME BUTTERFLY BWW Review: Elizabeth Caballero's Captivating Performance Highlights Nashville Opera's MADAME BUTTERFLY
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 12, 2019

Elizabeth Caballero's captivating performance as the tragic romantic heroine Cio Cio San, the titular lead of Puccini's classic opera Madame Butterfly, is so breathtakingly, so exquisitely heartbreaking that she alone is enough to make the 2019-20 season opening production from Nashville Opera a triumph, but director John Hoomes surrounds her with a cast of equally impressive singers who bring the romantic tragedy to life with such vigor and style that any of them might serve as reason enough for audiences to take note. (more...)

BWW Review: Stunning MISS SAIGON Revival at Segerstrom Center Can't Wipe Away Its Outdated Problematic Motifs BWW Review: Stunning MISS SAIGON Revival at Segerstrom Center Can't Wipe Away Its Outdated Problematic Motifs
by Michael Quintos - Oct 12, 2019

30 years after its stage debut, experiencing MISS SAIGON nowadays exposes just how outdated and out-of-touch it is with our increasingly diverse world view. The musical's original production---which first debuted in the West End in 1989 before transferring to Broadway in 1991---became a global hit despite some loud, very understandable controversy. Most audiences, however, ignored the accusations of orientalism, misogyny, and white-washing and instead focused on the show's epic melodrama and theatrical splendor, much of it powered by the lush music of Claude-Michel Schönberg and the lyrics by Alain Boublil and Richard Maltby Jr. The show continues at Orange County's Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa through October 13, 2019. (more...)

Lyric Opera Of Kansas City Presents LA BOHEME At Kauffman Center Lyric Opera Of Kansas City Presents LA BOHEME At Kauffman Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019

Lyric Opera of Kansas City continues its 2019-2020 season with Giacomo Puccini's timeless tale of love and loss, La bohème. An audience favorite for more than a century, this tale of four young Parisians who dedicate their lives to art and love blends bohemian rhapsodies with riveting romance in one of opera's quintessential tearjerkers. (more...)

Opera Connecticut To Present MADAMA BUTTERFLY Opera Connecticut To Present MADAMA BUTTERFLY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019

What makes 'Madama Butterfly' one of the 3 most popular operas in the world? First, the story is so familiar. Giacomo Puccini, the composer, used a famous play by David Belasco with a strong dramatic plot. Second, Puccini's music adds new dimensions to the play. Third, the heartbreaking end of the opera sums up the very human reaction to love, betrayal, hope, and despair. (more...)

From Salon To Stage Comes to Technopolis 20 From Salon To Stage Comes to Technopolis 20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019

The Australian mezzo soprano Miriam Sharrad (Opera Studio) and the pianist Adrian Sims met through their love of musical theatre. Three years on, they are thrilled to present Salon to Stage to audiences in London, Edinburgh, Cyprus and in 2020, Sydney and Adelaide. Salon to Stage originates in the salons of Duparc and Rachmaninov, then journeys through Gershwin on Broadway, to Mozart and Puccini opera. Punctuated by a piano solo, the evening of Sunday, 20th of October, 6pm, at Technopolis 20, should provide something for everyone! (more...)

VIDEO: Get A First Look At The Met's MADAMA BUTTERFLY VIDEO: Get A First Look At The Met's MADAMA BUTTERFLY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the Met's MADAMA BUTTERFLY! Leading sopranos Hui He and Ana María Martínez share the heartbreaking title role of the doomed geisha, with tenors Piero Pretti and Andrea Carè as the American naval officer who abandons her. Paulo Szot and Markus Brück 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. (more...)

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