After a most unfortunate series of circumstances, tenor Marco Voleri is fortunately not paralyzed or too seriously injured after an accident with the stage injured the singer. During a performance of "Turandot" at the Puccini Festival in Italy, a platform collapsed and sent Voleri down a 6-foot drop.
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.
Such is the case with his forthcoming homage to the ever-famous Giacomo Puccini. The world's greatest living tenor, he sings "Nessun Dorma," the highlight of Puccini's Turandot, among other selections from Manon Lescaut, Tosca, La Bohème, Madama Butterfly and more.
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.
A lovely little video has turned up on YouTube, featuring the leading Italian tenor Renato Cioni, who died very recently. In his early 80s, and still singing...
Nine-year-old singer Amira won 'Holland's Got Talent' on Saturday evening with a moving performance of Puccini's "Nessun Dorma."
It does sound a contradiction in terms, doesn't it? But if theater can have the famous "Pinter pause," so music can have its silences.
Essential recordings from the much-missed great Italian tenor, as Decca marks 50 years of his international career.
"Nessun Dorma" indeed--"none shall sleep"--in many opera-loving households this month, as Luciano Pavarotti's record company, Decca, marks 50 years since the late, great Italian tenor's international debut with a remarkable online contest.