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Live in HD Summer Encore series presents Puccini's bittersweet romance La Rondine this Sunday, August 3, at Palace Cineplex and Palace Multiplex, starting at 11:30 a.m. Angela Gheorghiu and Roberto Alagna star in a sophisticated romance about a kept
The "Madama Butterfly" that's just opened at San Francisco Opera is a visual riot. It's as if Puccini's classic has gone through the looking glass, landing in a candy-bright wonderland or inside a Peter Max painting. The action is set in a minimalist
Fine stage presence Jeff Gwaltney and Susannah Glanville in Fanciulla del West at Holland Park Opera. Photograph: Alastair Muir Puccini's California gold-rush opera is a terrific score, a pivotal work in his career, and seems at last to be getting
Story From my father's perspective, though, his best friend could do no wrong. I once overheard him telling his cousin Geoff, a retired CEO, Audrey and the children think Chester's disobedient, but he's not...As well as admiring Chester's take-charge
Media playback is unsupported on your device Gavin Turk: When modern art meets opera 23 May 2014 Last updated at 00:31 BST Avant-garde artist Gavin Turk has designed the set for a new opera being performed in London...Turk is largely known for his
Richard Hubert Smith A young woman learns English from her 78 record of L'Anglais sans Peine . As she repeats the phrases, the dialogue's characters come to life, playing out a sexual fantasy about two couples at a 1950s suburban dinner party.
Scandal didn't originate on ABC, at least not as a signature story element. Long before Kerry Washington's popular television show transfixed audiences with political intrigue, Giacomo Puccini was tapping into audiences' desires to be sensationalized.
Jockey unperturbed after Matamata colt's slow start led to change of plans at Ellerslie. Puccini cruises to the line to win the TV3 NZ Derby at Ellerslie on Saturday. Photo / Richard Robinson Rival jockey Leith Innes said it best immediately after
Andrei Serban's production of Puccini's last opera is thirty years old and in its sixteenth revival enough to make one fear for its safety, since shows of this vintage are now an endangered species. Last year ENO replaced the perennially durable
Opera Queensland will tour its epic production of La Boheme around the state, giving 400 Queenslanders the chance to join the chorus. The world-first Project Puccini will take the classic opera about life in 1840s bohemian Paris to eight major