The Metropolitan Opera has closed its doors until 2021, but the company is still delighting opera fans around the world by streaming free archival productions each night of the week. The slate from September 21 through September 27 is devoted entirely to works by the Italian composer Giacomo Puccini. All seven of the operas were originally recorded...

The Festival Puccini has organized a concert in three parts entitled “Puccini in Lockdown.” The concert, which is set to be showcased on May 1, 4, & 8, will be streamed on the Festival Puccini’s social media platforms. The first part on May 1 will showcase two orchestras, the musicians of the Orchestra del Festival Puccini and the Orchestra della T...

There are few operas as relatable as La Bohème, Puccini’s beloved tale of young, broke city hipsters living for themselves and each other, and for love or something like it in newly bourgeoisie 19th-century Paris. Anyone raised on Rent, the opera’s rock musical adaptation, or for that matter the sitcom Friends will recognize in La Bohème an ensembl...

Cio-Cio-San, a captivating geisha in Nagasaki, marries B. F. Pinkerton, an American naval lieutenant. For him, it's a lark, a diversion before he marries a "real" American wife. For her, it's a life-altering commitment that's briefly blissful, then disastrous: her family renounces her and Pinkerton leaves Japan. When he returns a few years later, h...

The gala season premiere of Puccini’s “Tosca” starring Russian soprano Anna Netrebko and conducted by Riccardo Chailly received 15 minutes of applause from an audience of Milanese elite, in an evening that celebrated culture as a bulwark against political extremism. For the second year, the performance opened with long applause for Italy’s presiden...

The Cleveland Opera is doing it again. Setting aside mainstream repertoire, it’s producing an opera largely unknown in Northeast Ohio. This Friday and Sunday, at the Tudor Arms Hotel in Cleveland, the company led by Dorota Sobieska will stage Puccini’s “Manon Lescaut,” in collaboration with the Cleveland Women’s Orchestra. The chamber-style perform...

Starting November 17th, San Francisco will be home to a series of events about Italian music, food, cinema, and opera. There will be an opportunity for every Italy’s lover to listen to an outstanding Italian singer,  to attend the opera featuring an Italian music director, to watch some of the latest movies by famous Italian directors and taste gre...

First Coast Opera’s 20th season opens on Oct. 26 with a festive evening of dinner theater – “Pasta & Puccini,” a catered Italian dinner and a show. Enjoy scenes from Puccini’s “La Boheme,” performed by the opera’s guest artists, and a meal by Moveable Feast. St. Anastasia Catholic Church’s new community room is the location for this special one-nig...

The full force of heightened emotions and stupendous music is what is in store for audiences when Virginia Opera brings its production of Giacomo Puccini’s “Tosca” to the Center for the Arts. #Puccini’s “Tosca” features some of his most acclaimed, best-known lyrical arias. “Tosca” is set in Rome on the brink of military invasion with a trio of trag...

A satirical, behind-the-scenes sister-story to Puccini's Tosca as imagined by one of the wittiest and most admired Italian playwright and actresses, Franca Valeri. Tosca and the two downstairsis directed by Laura Caparrotti, Artistic Director of KIT, and its English translation is by Natasha Lardera. The play will be acted by Laura Caparrotti and M...