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...

Wednesday, July 31st @ Sunset. The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere. 79 Howard Avenue | Staten Island, NY 10301. An Evening of Comic Opera with excerpts from Donizetti's "Elisir d'Amore," "Don Pasquale" and "Figlia del Reggimento." Plus, the complete "Gianni Schicchi" by Puccini. Introductory remarks by Lou Barrella Opera Buffa or Comi...

On the eve of every performance, Riccardo Massi goes silent, not uttering a single word all day. It's part of the Italian tenor's strict regimen to preserve his instrument -- his vocal cords. "I experimented a lot, and I saw this is the best thing to do," said Massi, the male lead in Puccini's beloved "Tosca" through Saturday at the Kennedy Center...

To most opera lovers, it’s as familiar as their own hands: the opera about an opera singer, Giacomo Puccini’s “Tosca.” To newcomers, it can seem the epitome of the heightened emotions and tragedy that are stereotypical of opera. And to musicians like those in Washington National Opera’s upcoming run of the opera, from May 11 to 25, “Tosca” represen...

Opera180 of Kansas City concludes its 1st season with the classic La Boh'me, with music by Giacomo Pucciniand libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica. Performances are May 30, 31, and June 1 at The Drawing Room by Weinberger Fine Art at 1903 Wyandotte in downtown Kansas City. The production will be sung in Italian. Opera180 produces its first...