Thursday Aug 28
Opera lover beat taxi driver round the head with walking stick because he was late for Puccini
Retired doctor Peter Williamson was told he could face jail after admitting ABH on the driver who was taking him to opera at Holland Park, west London An opera lover beat a cabbie over the head with his walking stick because he feared he would miss a performance of Puccini.
Sun Aug 24, 2014
The congregation at Sunrise Church in Adeyfield reached out to its wider community with a family fun day held on Saturday, August 9. Evangelical leader Lucy Dent said: "It went really well.
Sat Aug 23, 2014
The Press On-Line
State of art in Christchurch
SOPHIE BANNAN: "There's an energy in this place; a rising sense of creativity. There is not much gallery space but there's a lot of other spaces available."
Thu Aug 21, 2014
Licia Albanese, reigning Met soprano of '40s and '50s, dies
Licia Albanese, a revered Metropolitan Opera soprano who achieved superstar status in the postwar era for her emotionally intense and technically accomplished portrayals, particularly of the doomed geisha in "Madama Butterfly" and other Puccini heroines, died of natural causes Friday in New York.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
14 Artists Who Are Transforming The Future Of Opera
The recent labor dispute at the famed opera house is the latest in a string of events that reveals opera's precarious place in contemporary culture, teetering on the edge of obsolescence.
Sun Aug 17, 2014
Bangor Daily News
Italian-born soprano Licia Albanese dies in New York at 105
Italian-born American soprano Licia Albanese, whose technical skill and emotional intensity in works such as "Madama Butterfly" and "La Traviata" made her a leading opera star, has died in New York City at age 105, her son said Sunday.
Sat Aug 16, 2014
From the parrot's beak: 8/17 edition
The non-native species often nests in cactus cavities and is thought to outcompete some native species, like cactus wrens.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
Atlanta Opera Chorus to Present Program Representing 300 Years of Repertoire, 9/12-16
In celebration of his 25th anniversary year with The Atlanta Opera , Chorus Master Walter Huff will lead the Atlanta Opera Chorus in a program of masterpieces representing 300 years of operatic choral repertoire.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
She rode off into the sunset in 1910
It's a good bet that more than one opera fan has wondered why the Puccini opera "The Girl of the Golden West" or La Fanciulla del West, as the Italian composer named it is so seldom performed.
Dare to Defy Productions to Stage RENT, 9/5-6
Dare to Defy Productions is thrilled to present the full stage version of Jonathan Larson 's hit musical, RENT.
Tue Aug 12, 2014
On Food: Exploring great dishes inspired by great singers
For the last two weeks, the steamy Lowcountry air has seemed a little less heavy as it has been buoyed up by the glorious sounds of the second annual Savannah VOICE Festival.
Sat Aug 09, 2014
Caldwell University's 2014-15 Concert Series
CALDWELL, N.J. On August 7, Caldwell University announced that it will kick off it's Concert Series 19th season with a special Faculty Favorites concert starting at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept.
Fri Aug 08, 2014
Opera Queensland's Project Puccini brings out opera voices in 384 ordinary Queenslanders
Show time beckons for hundreds of ordinary Queenslanders-turned-opera singers set to star in local productions of one of the best known Italian operas.
River Front Times
A Streetcar Named Desire: Union Avenue Opera Gambles on Tennessee Williams' Masterpiece
Fresh off its shimmering success with Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata , Union Avenue Opera continues its twentieth season with a very different production: Andr Previn's A Streetcar Named Desire , a modern operatic work based on the Tennessee Williams masterpiece.
Thu Aug 07, 2014
Canberra City News
Lunching with Giacomo, a taste of opera
EVEN as Opera Queensland announces its big regional tour of La Boheme aimed at involving audiences directly in opera, "Project Puccini", news is to hand of a Canberra Puccini feast.
Wed Aug 06, 2014
Savannah Music Fest, VOICE Festival to collaborate on Puccini opera
Savannah Music Festival and Savannah VOICE Festival will co-produce a full-scale opera in March 2015, a first in the festival's 26-year history.
Mon Aug 04, 2014
Now Smell This
Histoires de Parfums Opera Collection ~ new fragrances
French niche line Histoires de Parfums will launch the Opera Collection, a new series of five fragrances, each in a different bottle: 1831 Norma , 1875 Carmen , 1890 La Dame de Pique , 1905 Madame Butterfly and 1926 Turandot .
People's Daily Online
Google Glass meets Italian opera
The great Italian composer Giacomo Puccini could never have imagined his final operatic work Turandot being shown to the world through the eyes of Google Glass.