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...

Pur non essendo la città ideale dove godere l'arrivo dell'estate, dato il suo clima piuttosto fresco in questo periodo dell'anno, la città di San Francisco offre ai suoi abitanti e visitatori un programma musicale di grande livello, a cominciare dall'opera.   La stagione estiva dell'Opera di San Francisco si è aperta a giugno avendo come pro...

Two opera productions in Italian are being staged in Central New Jersey in late April. The semi-professional Boheme Opera NJ will be performing its namesake work "La Boheme" by Giacomo Puccini at The College of New Jersey's Kendall Theater, the first time the group has included this opera in its season in 12 years.    Also, communi...

Come to the Vari Symposium 2015 for an enjoyable evening of Italian opera arias, duets and songs performed from notable operas such as La Traviata, La Bohème and Rigoletto. This year's performance is Friday, May 15th at 7:30PM at the Music Recital Hall at Santa Clara University.   The event is free and open to the public. To RSVP click here....

By Lawrence Budmen   On February 15, 1965, a young Italian tenor made his American opera debut in Miami opposite Joan Sutherland in Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor. His name was Luciano Pavarotti. In December of 1987 music critics from around the world converged on Miami for the American premiere of Rossini's Bianca e Falliero,presented...

No "ritardando," or slowing down, for Cleveland Opera Theater. No, at this point in the score it's following, the marking clearly reads the opposite: "accelerando."    Even as it puts the finishing touches on a full-scale production of Puccini's "Tosca," its largest effort to date, the group also is advancing rapidly as an organization,...

Main Street Opera and Casa Italia proudly present......Puccini's TOSCA! Full Dinner and Opera on Friday, June 7, 2013, at the Festival Center at Casa Italia – 6:30 p.m. 3800 W. Division St., Stone Park, IL 60165   Tickets (including sit down dinner) $50 Per Person in Advance $60 per per at the door. Limited Reserved Seating   Click...

Giacomo Puccini, the man behind "Tosca," "La Boheme" and other beloved works in the opera repertoire, will be the first-ever Italian composer to be showcased in the Bard Music Festival at Bard College in Annandale-On-Hudson.   Scheduled for Friday, Aug. 5, through Sunday, Aug. 14, "Giacomo Puccini and His World" will include 11 concerts as w...

Over one hundred young musicians from the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras' (BYSO) premier orchestra, Boston Youth Symphony (BYS) will bring to life one of the most popular operas ever written – Puccini's Tosca. A melodrama in three acts, Tosca is an opera filled with lies, lust and corruption that turns a tale of love into a struggle for survival...

by David Fleshler   Imagine an opera company that functions with the cold precision of a touring Broadway musical, and you will have imagined everything that Miami Lyric Opera is not.   At the low-budget company's 2010 production of Puccini's La Bohème, the orchestra played out of tune and the set looked like it had been delivered fro...