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Tilde Carotini, an opera star in the late 1800s, beloved and internationally acclaimed, saw an extremely tragic end to her life.
Puccini’s darkest opera, Il Tabarro, is centered on the idea of passing time and it was heavily criticized for its crudeness and violence.
An oboe in South-American music? Who would have thought it could sound so charming?
While Puccini’s fame is certainly due to his operatic works, there are some minor and not-so-minor compositions that were not destined to the stage.
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La Rondine: an opera (not an operetta) built around dance that remains till today one of Puccini’s less performed works.
Poetic, aesthetic, real life: how much more than (just?) pretty melodies is in La Bohème? How did Puccini work on the original Murger’s work?
Giovanni Pascoli was one of the greatest Italian poets: an emblem of decadent poetry, his desire to collaborate with Puccini never materialized
Join us on December 6th for a great evening with soprano Violetta Lazin, tenor Alex Vicens, baritone Wiebe Pier-Cnossen and pianist Juan Zurutuza.