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Boston Landmarks Orchestra presents Italian Night (Aug. 5)

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When: Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015 — 7 p.m. (rain date: Thursday, August 6 at 7 p.m.) Where: DCR Hatch Memorial Shell, Charles River Esplanade, Boston The Golden Age of Italian opera is about passion writ large. Its music now occupies a central place on the concert stages of the world. The thrilling voices of two stars of American opera join a coalition of outstanding Boston-area choruses. One of Fellini’s greatest films luxuriates in the festive and lyrical music of Nino Rota—who later composed music for The Godfather. Barbara Shirvis, soprano Stephen Powell, baritone One City Choir Back Bay Chorale (Scott ...

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NEMPAC presents Puccini’s La Boheme (June 25-27)

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It's Official! The dates are set, casting has been completed, and tickets are now on sale for the NEMPAC Opera Project's production of La Bohème.

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Puccini Fan: BU profiles NYTimes’ Anthony Tommasini

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Boston University's Susan Seligson wrote up a wonderful profile of New York Times' Anthony Tommasini, who talks about his passion for classical music and Giacomo Puccini.

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Professor David Rosen Speaks of Puccini’s Stage Manuals

Professor David Rosen Speaks of Puccini’s Stage Manuals

La Fanciulla del West, Puccini’s best, least-known opera, recently turned 100. The rollicking spaghetti Western — which takes place during the California Gold Rush — premiered December 10, 1910, at New York City’s Metropolitan Opera. But despite its initial success, it didn’t prove to be as popular as La Bohème, Tosca, or Madama Butterfly. In celebration of the opera’s centennial, Boston University’s College of Fine Arts, in conjunction with the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center, hosted “Fanciulla 100: Celebrating Puccini,” a symposium that featured numerous musical experts and historians, including David Rosen, a professor emeritus of music at Cornell University ...

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