Andrea Cigni’s production of “Pia de’ Tolomei,” a 19th-century opera by Gaetano Donizetti that has its origins in Dante's "Purgatory," comes to the United States after playing limited engagements at three theaters in Italy in late 2017 and early 2018. While the opera in Charleston features a mostly new company of singers, Cigni’s production include...

Chicago Opera Theater — ‘Il Pigmalione & Rita’. When: 7:30 p.m. April 14 and 20 and 3 p.m. April 22. Where: Studebaker Theater, 410 S. Michigan. Tickets: $45-$145. Info: www.chicagooperatheater.org Opera companies regularly schedule Gaetano Donizetti’s popular masterpieces like “Lucia di Lammermoor” and “Don Pasquale.” But for its final 2017-18 off...

Chicago Opera Theater (COT) presents "Il Pigmalione" & "Rita," a double-bill that spans the life and career of one of opera's premier Bel Cantocomposers, Gaetano Donizetti. The two works will be woven together to create a cohesive theatrical production featuring the talents of Javier Abreu (Pigmalione/Beppe), Angela Mortellaro (Galatea/Rita) and Ke...

February 10 (Saturday) 12:00 pm. Metropolitan Opera: L'elisir d'Amore. Metropolitan Opera - 30 Lincoln Center Plaza, Manhattan. https://www.newyorkcitytheatre.com L'Elisir d'Amore has been among the most consistently popular operatic comedies for almost two centuries. The story deftly combines comic archetypes with a degree of genuine character dev...

The final program of the 2016-17 season at Dorothea’s House will explore the operatic style known as “bel canto” on Sunday, April 30 at 5 p.m. Conductor Joseph Colaneri, musical director for The Glimmerglass Festival in Cooperstown, N.Y., will present The Art of “Bel Canto” and the Italian Romantic Tradition. Colaneri will discuss the style’s histo...

Scotland, with its frequently dreary climate and its cold, foreboding castles, is a tailor-made locale for tales of conspiracies, jealous rivalries and nighttime murders. Macbeth and Mary, Queen of Scots are just two examples that come readily to mind.   Place the sad story of “Lucia di Lammermoor” in that setting, and you have all the eleme...

Italian opera is a musical art form that had its beginnings in Florence in the late 1500s. It was based on a number of performance genres that preceded it, including Greek drama, poems sung by a solo vocalist with single instrument backing and madrigals (a capella singing by 3-6 harmonizing vocalists).   The earliest known opera composition...

November 21, 2014 - Friday 7:30 PMInternational Student House - 1825 R Street, NW - Washington, District of Columbia   A rare treat for fans of Gaetano Donizetti (and those who have never experienced his brilliant works before), this benefit concert showcases the Italian opera composer's rarely performed art songs. Highly popu...

New Rochelle Opera Company ushers in its 29th season with its first production of Gaetano Donizetti's L'ELISIR D'AMORE (The Elixir of Love) from June 19-22, 2014 in the Frank J. Auriana Theatre at the Ursuline School, 1345 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY.   The production will be staged by Company co-founder and artistic director Camille Copp...

It's love, Italian style, as the Boston Midsummer Opera (BMO) presents two rarely performed one-act gems from the 19th century, Donizetti's Il Campanello and Mascagni's L'amico Fritz for its eleventh season. Three performances will presented, on July 20, 22 and 24, in a new location for the BMO, the Arsenal Center for the Arts, Mosesian Theater, in...