Puccini

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I love Giacomo Puccini's operas; it is as simple as that. I close my eyes and soar. So much have I come to love Puccini's music, at times it feels that I might have been Puccini in a former life.
Speranza's current success as a conductor is derived, in part, from an impressive lineup of engagements as a pianist, repetiteur, and Assistant Conductor.
Pinkerton is initially smitten by his new young bride, who with his encouragement, opens her heart and expresses her love
Brian Castles-Onion, conducting the orchestra beneath the stage, set a swift tempo throughout while allowing the music to
Most opera fans are familiar with Puccini's drama about a Japanese geisha who is disappointed and humiliated when Pinkerton
Organist Paul Jacobs and soprano Christine Brewer come to San Francisco's Davies Hall on Sunday afternoon, October 18 to present works from their recording, Divine Redeemer, released last month on the Naxos label.
There will be a free live simulcast of the final performance of Los Angeles Opera's Gianni Schicchi and Pagliacci on the Santa Monica Beach pier on October 3, 2015. Gianni Schicchi is a delightful short romp starring Placido Domingo.
San Francisco Opera opened its 2015/16 last week with Giuseppi Verdi's Luisa Miller. Leah Crocetto is cast in the title role, tenor Michael Fabiano portrays her conflicted lover, Rodolfo.
Love can conquer all, and if there are any lingering doubts about it the Metropolitan Opera's fabulous production of Puccini's Turandot, which returned to the stage last night with a solid cast, should erase them.
If one searched for the polymaths who made the greatest contributions to opera during the second half of the 20th century, two names would instantly come to mind.
Soprano Tony Arnold is a luminary in the world of Chamber Music and Art Song. Today's classical composers are inspired by her inherently beautiful voice, consummate musicianship, and embracing spirit.
Stewart and I found some interesting common ground in our childhood experiences of Tchaikovsky and Grieg -- films and recordings that would ignite a passion for classical music and for these composers specifically.
In this large, richly illustrated book (pictured above), written in lucid and accessible prose, Baker, a former dramaturge and stage director himself, lifts the veil from behind the scenes of opera.
1) It's comparatively short. Three acts of about 43, 42, and 27 minutes respectively. Save those 767 minutes of Wagner's
I had my mind blown by a movie Tuesday, in the middle of another five-movie day at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. And it was blown in 3D.
What more can I say? I am in fact the HOT Marketing Director and quite possibly the only HOT Marketing Director in this world! Putting the silliness of acronyms away, Hawaii Opera Theatre (HOT) is where my journey has taken me and it has been nothing short of a ride over the last few months.
Though Puccini's Madame Butterfly is the most performed and popular work in LA Opera's 27-year history, it is never guaranteed a sure-fire production.
Opera fans love real-time drama -- a favorite episode being The Last-Minute Replacement. Following the first intermission, it was announced that Ms. Gheorghiu had been rushed off to the hospital and would be replaced by Melody Moore. Following the murmurs and gasps, the audience applauded.