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Les Paul 100th Anniversary Celebration - Performance

Crested Butte Music Festival Dazzles in Colorado for 20th Season This Summer >>

This summer marks the 20th season for Colorado's eclectic Crested Butte Musical Festival, a genre-spanning contemporary arts celebration featuring a diverse crop of talented performers in the creative fields of classical music, opera and modern dance.

Jonas Kaufmann

Jonas Kaufmann’s 'An Evening with Puccini' Concert Film Now Available >>

Jonas Kaufmann delighted audiences at La Scala Milan last summer with his opera concert of Puccini arias. The resulting performance film, 'Jonas Kaufmann: An Evening with Puccini,' premiered theatrically last February and is now available on Blu-ray and DVD.

 Rehearsal of Giacomo Puccin's 'Tosca'

Knoxville Opera Plan Novel Take on Giacomo Puccini’s ‘Tosca’ >>

Saturday, April 30, the Knoxville Opera is breaking all of the rules of conventional opera production with its April 30 performance of The Fifth Commandment Fund production of Giacomo Puccini's masterpiece 'Tosca.'

Jonas Kaufmann Screens 'Evening with Puccini' Feb. 23 in Select Theatres...WIN TICKETS

WIN FREE TICKETS: Jonas Kaufmann's 'Evening with Puccini' (Fathom Events) >>

You know the name, Jonas Kaufmann, the world's best (and hottest) operatic tenor. In an intimate performance by the singer, his Evening with Puccini concert will be showing in select U.S. theatres tomorrow, Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m.

Watch Jonas Kaufmann Sing Aria from 'Tosca' in Exclusive 'Evening With Puccini' Clip

Jonas Kaufmann Sings Aria From 'Tosca' in 'Evening With Puccini' Clip [WATCH] >>

In a one-night only event, Jonas Kaufmann will astound audiences in the U.S. with a nationwide screening of 'An Evening With Puccini' on Tuesday, Feb. 23. As of late, a video from the performance has surfaced, with Kaufmann performing Cavaradossi's opening aria from Tosca.

Jonas Kaufmann

Jonas Kaufmann Cancels 'Manon Lescaut' Performance at Met Opera, Replaced by Roberto Alagna >>

It appears the Metropolitan Opera is highly susceptible to singers calling out sick (or perhaps it's due to the weather). Jonas Kaufmann, in an unfortunate recurrence, has canceled his performances of 'Puccini's Manon' Lescaut at the Metropolitan Opera. Filling in for Kaufmann is none other than fellow star, tenor Roberto Alagna.

EXCLUSIVE: Andrea Bocelli on Teatro del Silenzio, Puccini's 'Turandot,' Etc.

EXCLUSIVE: Classicalite Q&A with Andrea Bocelli >>

Wagner had Bayreuth in northern Bavaria. Years later, Pierre Boulez would get his IRCAM under the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. And on Thursday, July 27, 2006, on the outskirts of a frazione in the province of Pisa, finally, a lawyer-cum-tenor from nearby Lajatico christened his own grand edificio d'arte: Andrea Bocelli's Teatro del Silenzio.

Sonya Yoncheva

REVIEW: Sonya Yoncheva Debuts Memorable Mimì in Met's Middling 'Bohème' >>

Recently, the Metropolitan Opera has made headlines for all the wrong reasons. Be it pre-season labor disputes with the man Peter Gelb, opening night unrest care of Leon Klinghoffer and Rudy Guiliani or just a simple technical glitch during the broadcast at your local cinema, what's been lost as of late is a lot. Such controversies, however inflated, do obscure the institution's real mission statement. First and perhaps foremost, is the fact that the Met remains this country's most enduring repertory company. For every Klinghoffer or Iolanta premiere in 2014-15, there are as many, if not more, reheated Aidas and prefab Meistersingers. Come the holidays, highly touted new productions of Le Nozze di Figaro and The Merry Widow will run alongside evergreen faire like Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Hansel and Gretel. And, let's be honest, it is the latter, lighter of these programming options that the casual opera-goer is wont to experience there at Lincoln Center. In fact, Mr. Gelb is banking on it.

Sans Klinghoffer, The Metropolitan Opera Presale for Puccini's 'La Boheme' Up for Grabs Featuring Soprano Kristine Opolais

Sans Klinghoffer, The Metropolitan Opera Presale for Puccini's 'La Boheme' Up for Grabs Featuring Soprano Kristine Opolais >>

The Metropolitan Opera has come back from a lot this year: a financial meltdown and a controversial staging of John Adams masterpiece The Death of Klinghoffer. Now, the latest program is a brilliant rendition of Puccini's classic La Bohème, which begins Friday, November 14.

Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers' Top Ten Operas Found on Twitter: Includes Puccini, Bellini, Strauss >>

Entitled “Joan Rivers Comedienne,” what lies below is a top ten list of operas.

Chelsea Opera Announces 2014-15 Season, Featuring Puccini & Henry Mollicone, Gary Fagin & Terry Quinn >>

Founded in 2004 by Lynne Hayden-Findlay and Leonarda Priore, the Chelsea Opera has announced its 2014-15 season.

‘Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park’ Presents Ana María Martínez, Mariusz Kwiecien, Andriana Chuchman and Other Vocal Superstars

‘Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park’ Presents Ana María Martínez, Mariusz Kwiecien, Andriana Chuchman and Other Vocal Superstars >>

Lyric Opera of Chicago’s annual free concert in Millennium Park is a golden opportunity to hear a preview of Lyric’s upcoming season, as well as operatic gems from seasons past. This year’s concert will take place in the Jay Pritzker Pavilion on September 6.

The Other Big Centenary in 2013: Licia Albanese

Italian Soprano, Puccini Star Licia Albanese Dies Aged 105 >>

Licia Albanese, one of the great Italian sopranos of the 20th century, has died. There has been some discussion about her precise age, but general agreement is that she was 105 (older than had been previously thought). She was a rare kind of talent--which is meant not just in the conventional sense of payig a compliment, but the voice itself was an unusual combination of soft-edged delicacy and bursts of piercing power that sung 'through' rather than over the orchestra.

Classicalite's Five Best: Carlo Bergonzi Recordings

Classicalite's Five Best: Carlo Bergonzi Recordings >>

Classicalite contributing editor James Inverne states his case, with videos, for the five best Carlo Bergonzi recordings.

Turandot on the Beach, Anyone? Buff Members of Teatro Lirico di Cagliari Perform Puccini for Seaside Crowd

Turandot on the Beach, Anyone? Buff Members of Teatro Lirico di Cagliari Perform Puccini for Seaside Crowd >>

Summer opera takes on a whole new meaning in a video, recently shot on the beach and in the water by the well-toned members of opera company Teatro Lirico di Cagliari.

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