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Andrea Bocelli on Teatro del Silenzio, Puccini's "Nessun Dorma" and His Foundation

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 ...

Metropolitan Opera Schedule for 2015'16 Season Released; New Productions from Verdi, Berg and Strauss in Store

The Metropolitan Opera released its 2015-'16 season schedule yesterday, featuring six brand new productions and some classics to keep the seats filled as well.

REVIEW: Bulgarian Soprano Sonya Yoncheva Debuts Memorable Mimì in Middling 'La Bohème' at Metropolitan Opera

Recently, the Metropolitan Opera has made headlines for all the wrong reasons. Be it pre-season labor disputes with the man Peter Gelb, opening night unrest care of Leon Klinghoffer and Rudy Guiliani or just a simple technical glitch during the ...

‘Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park’ Presents Ana María Martínez, Mariusz Kwiecien, Andriana Chuchman and Other Vocal Superstars

Lyric Opera of Chicago’s annual free concert in Millennium Park is a golden opportunity to hear a preview of Lyric’s upcoming season, as well as operatic gems from seasons past. This year’s concert will take place in the Jay Pritzker Pavilion ...

Classicalite's Five Best: Carlo Bergonzi Recordings

Classicalite contributing editor James Inverne states his case, with videos, for the five best Carlo Bergonzi recordings.

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.

Puccini's 'Tosca' with a Moving Difference at Pasadena's Pacific Opera Project

Pacific Opera Project have a nice idea for staging Puccini's classic.

CORRECTION: Amira Willighagen's Duet with Luciano Pavarotti Was Not Recorded for Debut Album on Sony

Amira did not record "Nessun Dorma" for her album as a dub-over duet with the late Luciano Pavarotti. The duet was created by a technical producer of "The Complimentary Breakfast" show on JacarandaFM in South Africa. Syco, the label that recorded ...

10-Year-Old Singer Amira Willighagen of ‘Holland’s Got Talent’ Releases Debut Album of Opera Arias on Simon Cowell's Label

Amira Willighagen received a particularly exciting gift for her 10th birthday last week: a copy of her first album, titled simply 'Amira.' Her album includes the two Puccini arias she sang to win 'Holland's Got Talent' in December, "O Mio Babbino ...

Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Age 70, to Retire from Opera Stage After Donizetti/Puccini at Covent Garden (Or So She Says)

Kiri Te Kanawa has said in a British television interview that she will retire from the opera stage. She's currently giving a cameo as the Duchess of Crackentorp in Donizetti's La Fille du Regiment at Covent Garden--and the staging has been massaged ...

Lullaby of Broadway...in the Opera House? Lyric of Chicago Presenting 'The Sound of Music'

Lyric Opera of Chicago recently announced they have extended the run of 'The Sound of Music' due to popular demand. There are several songs in this musical that would sound wonderful sung by opera singers. But "Doe a Deer"? Not so much. And ...

Amira Willighagen, Better Than Jackie Evancho, 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."

The New Jackie Evancho: Amira Willighagen Sings 'Ave Maria,' Advances to Finals of 'Holland's Got Talent'

Nine-year-old singer Amira Willighagen gave a beautiful performance of 'Ave Maria' on the semi-finals of 'Holland's Got Talent' last night, impressing the judges and winning a place in the finals of the talent show.

WATCH: Alexander Kariotis Sings Arena Rock and Grand Opera in the Same Song, ‘Nessun Dorma--No One Sleeps’

Alexander Kariotis and his band The Rock Opera Orchestra recently recorded the album 'Nessun Dorma--No One Sleeps,' due out in January 2014.

Angelo Campori, Italian Opera Favorite, Dies at 79

He recorded with Scotto and Maria Chiara and has been hailed by Fabio Luisi as "one of the last Italian opera conductors who understood what opera means."

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