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Tenor Marco Voleri Recovering After Stage Collapse During Puccini Festival, Italy

Tenor Marco Voleri Recovering After Stage Collapse During Puccini Festival in Italy >>

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.

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.

Watch Jonas Kaufmann Premiers Special 'Making Of' Video for Upcoming Puccini Album

PREMIERE: Jonas Kaufmann's 'Making Of' Video for Upcoming Puccini Album on Sony Classical >>

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.

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.

WATCH: Late Italian Tenor Renato Cioni, Still Singing in His Eighties (with Great Audio from an Even Older Giovanni Martinelli) >>

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...

BREAKING: Amira Willighagen Sings "Nessun Dorma" to Win 'Holland's Got Talent' >>

Nine-year-old singer Amira won 'Holland's Got Talent' on Saturday evening with a moving performance of Puccini's "Nessun Dorma."

Classicalite’s Five Best: Musical Silences >>

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.

Classicalite's Five Best: Luciano Pavarotti Recordings

Classicalite's Five Best: Luciano Pavarotti Recordings >>

Essential recordings from the much-missed great Italian tenor, as Decca marks 50 years of his international career.

Decca Invites Pavarotti Fans to Record Their Versions of Puccini's

Decca Invites Pavarotti Fans to Record Their Versions of Puccini's "Nessun Dorma" >>

"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.

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