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Artist Profile: Renato Bruson, A Great Verdi Baritone of the 20th And Early 21st Century


Renato Bruson, born on Jan. 13, 1936, was born near Padua, Italy and would go on to become one of the great Italian baritones of the late 20th century. He studied music at the conservatory of Padua but did not enjoy much support from his family. Bruson himself once noted that his family thought he wanted to be a musician {…}

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9 Famous Filmmakers Who Have Directed Opera


Opera has been used in the mainstream throughout history with many film directors like Martin Scorsese, Tom Ford, Francis Ford Coppola and Joe Wright inserting the art form into their films for crucial scenes. Some, like James Gray, have even been influenced by the art form and have made films that evoke opera. Gray’s “The Immigrant,” was made after he saw {…}


Teatro alla Scala 2016-17 Opening Night: Meet the Stars of Puccini’s ‘Madama Butterfly’


Every year the Teatro all Scala opens with a star-studded cast of international singers and directors. And this year is no different as Music Director Riccardo Chailly has lined up some of today’s renowned Puccini interpreters for the opening night of “Madama Butterfly.” The Cast Cio Cio San – Rising Star Maria Jose Siri takes on the role of Madama Butterfly {…}