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High Notes Opera Meets Film
Opera Meets Film: How James Gray Explores Puccini’s Heroines In ‘The Immigrant’
“Opera Meets Film” is a feature dedicated to exploring the way that opera has been employed in cinema. We will select a section or a film in its entirety, highlighting the impact that utilizing the operatic form or sections from an opera can alter our perception of a film that we are viewing. This week’s installment we will take a look at James Grey’s ode to opera, “The Immigrant.” It…
High Notes Opera Meets Film
Opera Meets Film: How Joseph Calleja’s Caruso Moment Colors The Entire Theme of ‘The Immigrant’
“Opera Meets Film” is a feature dedicated to exploring the way that opera has been employed in cinema. We will select a section or a film in its entirety, highlighting the impact that utilizing the operatic form or sections from an opera can alter our perception of a film that we are viewing. This week’s installment we will take a look at James Grey’s ode to opera, “The Immigrant.” To…
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The Major Puccini Roles of Kristine Opolais’ Career
Kristine Opolais, born on Nov. 12, 1979, has built up quite a prominent career all around the entire world. Born in Latvia, she would go on to join the chorus of the Latvian National Opera, then slowly but surely make her way through some of the famed houses in Europe. Along the way, she has developed a wide range of repertoire in diverse languages, none more prominent than the operas…
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Angela Gheorghiu’s Iconic Puccini Roles
Soprano Angela Gheorghiu possesses a warm, plush timbre that is distinctively unique ― one note and it’s apparent it’s Gheorghiu. Also possessing dramatic abilities that rival Hollywood’s most respected actresses and the Romanian soprano has secured a place as one of the most established singers in history. Born on Sept. 7, 1965, Gheorghiu is perhaps most celebrated for her interpretations in the Italian repertoire, particularly those of Puccini. To commemorate…
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Carmen Giannattasio, Martina Serafin Lead 63rd Festival Puccini
The 63rd Festival Puccini kicks off later this week and will showcase five great operas from the legendary composer. The opening of the festival is currently slated for July 14 with a production of Puccini’s final work, “Turandot,” which will star Martina Serafin and Irina Rindzuner in the lead role, Stefano La Colla and Amadi Lagha sharing the character of Calaf and the trio of Carmen Giannattasio, Angela De Lucia,…
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One Essential Recording of Every Puccini Opera
Thursday December 22 is the 158th birthday of one of the greatest opera composers of all time – Giacomo Puccini. The Italian composer is best known for his brilliant melodic invention and his operatic output, while relatively small when compared with the likes of Italian predecessors such as Verdi, Rossini or Donizetti, is among the most popular in the entire canon. Puccini composed a total of 10 operas (though the…