Stefano Mazzonis di Pralafera is happy to shift visual operatic goalposts, but not too far.
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Unless you're made of stone, there are certain Puccini arias that it's almost physiologically impossible to hear without getting a little choked up.
Voicing their concerns: Carey music students learn about throat ailments
It was quite the scare. William Carey University sophomore Emma Oberdick was studying opera in Italy last summer, when she came down with a flu-like bug and temporarily lost that most fragile instrument: her voice.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
Local concert considers the a dangersa of opera
David Pittsinger and Patricia Schuman of Essex present "Opera Is a Dangerous Business" on Sunday, April 20, at 5 p.m. at Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek, 55 East Kings Highway, Chester.
Sun Apr 13, 2014
The Sydney Morning Herald
Opera on the Harbour benefactor commits to three encores
The fat lady will have to wait at least three more years for her big moment: Opera on the Harbour is coming back.
The Hartford Courant
Reader Submitted: Opera Theater Of Connecticut Expanding Its Chorus For Puccini Favorite
Opera Theater of Connecticut, the state's oldest professional opera company, is looking to expand its chorus for this summer's production of Puccini's moving opera, La Bohme.
Shari's Soap Opera: think Puccini, not 'Days of our Lives'
Okay. This is 'just' about soap and scrubs and lotions. But the difference between expertly handcrafted beauty products and those indifferently stirred in a humongous vat is like the difference between a Puccini aria and daytime TV dialogue with mattress springs sprogging in the background.
Sat Apr 12, 2014
El Paso Times
Review: El Paso Opera's 'La Boheme' captivates
Won Whi Choi, left, plays Rodolfo and Danielle Walker is f Mimi in El Paso Opera's production of "La Boheme."
Fri Apr 11, 2014
The Winnipeg Free Press
Manitoba Opera to present Beethoven's ode to freedom, Fideli, for the first time
For the first time in its 42-year history Manitoba Opera will present Beethoven's ode to freedom Fidelio next November in honour of the opening of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.
Opera review: 'La Boheme' provokes ovations for singing and scenery
When Giacomo Puccini saw the 1896 premiere of his fourth opera, "La BohA me," he likely did not take in such a fabulous spectacle as the Franco Zeffirelli production currently at the Metropolitan Opera , seen Thursday, April 10. Franco Zeffirelli's opulent ultra-realistic sets still provoke audible audience admiration even 31 years after the ... (more)
The News Tribune
A vintage 'butterfly'
On the Pantages stage, in front of latticed screens and painted cherry blossom, Naomi Ruiz stands waiting for a blocking cue.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
Washburn Opera Studio gets funny with two one-acts
Relatives gather at the deathbed of an old man, each hoping for the lion's share of an inhertitance in Giacomo Puccini's "Gianni Schicchi," one of two one-act comic operas the Washburn University Opera Studio will stage at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday in White Concert Hall.
The WSU Signpost
Students to perform opera scenes
Students from the Weber State University Department of Performing Arts will showcase different opera scenes tomorrow.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
Brass With Expression concert features Vocal Expressions Ladies Choir and Hade Edge Band
Pay back A 35,000 - or go back to jail for a year: Judge's warning to Fartown fraudster Shazad Arshid Arshid, 38, was jailed in February last year after he masterminded the scam which involved fraudulent mortgage applications for properties in Huddersfield and Bradford The undisputed queen of the pulses is the Puy lentil, a beautiful grey-green ... (more)
Playing in their memory
History, music and diplomacy will be brought together in an event on Thursday at Old Parliament House.
Tue Apr 08, 2014
Soprano on home soil for role of note
EASTER FEAST: South African soprano Nozuko Teto is returning from singing in Italy to perform in Handel s Messiah at The Playhouse in Durban.
The Metropolitan Opera: La Boheme Encore
Fathom presents the excitement of The Metropolitan Opera Saturday Matinees - in HD on the Big Screen! The LIVE broadcast of Puccini's La Boheme will be shown for one day only on Saturday, April 5 at 1:30PM ET / 10:30AM PT in select theatres nationwide.
Sat Apr 05, 2014
The Wichita Eagle
'Tosca' full of scandal and intrigue
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.
Fri Apr 04, 2014
Top 5 reasons to see Manitoba Opera's La Boheme
The Cafe scene in Act 2 of Manitoba Opera Association's production of Puccini's La Boheme which plays at the Centennial Concert Hall in Winnipeg April 5, 8 and 11. of David Letterman's retirement announcement and Manitoba Opera's current production of the perennial classic, CBC's opera reviewer Al Rae gives a handful of good reason to see La ... (more)
Wed Apr 02, 2014
Watertown Daily Times
'La Boh me' live in HD Zefferelli production of beloved Puccini opera promises to wow
Opera's most beloved romance will take to stage and screen on Saturday as the Met: Live in HD presents Giacomo Puccini's 'La Boheme.'