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2014-01-06 12:24:54

Features Brand-New Track by Taylor Swift, Plus Popular Opera Arias and Famous Songs Sung by Paul Potts and Other Stars NEW YORK, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Music is proud to announce the release of the original motion picture soundtrack of ONE CHANCE, the remarkable life story of singer Paul Potts. With an array of opera favorites that will appeal to a wide range of listeners and a new, previously unreleased song by seven-time Grammy Award-winner Taylor Swift, the soundtrack...

2011-06-22 07:00:00

CENTREVILLE, Md., June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Puccini inventory home is immediately available for purchase and occupancy in Symphony Village, the active adult community in Centreville, according to Jeff Caruso, president of Caruso Homes, Crofton, Md. The popular Puccini, offering two bedrooms and two full baths, includes a living room and dining room as well as a large kitchen with maple cabinets, granite tops, stainless steel appliances, computer desk, island, and ceramic flooring....

2009-09-27 15:59:50

Members of Chicago's Lyric Opera Orchestra played the opening night of the company's new season despite stalled contract negotiations, observers said. The musicians voted Saturday afternoon to go ahead with the opening night performance of Puccini's Tosca even though negotiations between the Lyric Opera and the Chicago Federation of Musicians Local 10-208 are at an impasse, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. William Cernota, a cellist and the chairman of the orchestra's members committee, told...

2009-09-22 09:35:32

The director of an avant-garde production of Puccini's audience favorite Tosca was met with boos after its premiere at New York's Metropolitan Opera House. The New York Times said Swiss-born director Luc Bondy's take on the opera featured stark sets and more eroticism between the lovers than more traditional productions of Tosca. The title character also failed to put candles by the body of the villain Scarpia after killing him, and didn't leap to her death at the end as expected. Although...

2009-09-21 15:23:00

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- This September, Legends 14 Theatre presents the exclusive Kansas City cinema presentation of "La Boheme" to start the Fall/Winter Series of "Opera & Ballet in Cinema." The series includes productions from the world's most famous opera houses, ballet companies and festivals, presented in high-definition, digital surround sound, and some live. The series begins with Puccini's "La Boheme" on September 24. The high-budget feature was filmed in 2008...

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2009-02-16 19:15:00

New York's Metropolitan Opera says it is making available free live opera broadcasts to public schools throughout the United States. Created to bring opera to a wider audience, The Met: HD Live in Schools program is being introduced to 18 school districts in 13 states, the company said. The program -- in which students, parents and educators experience live Met performances transmitted for free at participating movie theaters -- began Jan. 10 with Puccini's La Rondine, and was followed Feb. 7...

2008-10-12 12:00:09

By Edward Reichel Deseret News Giacomo Puccini's "Madame Butterfly" has the distinction of being one of the most produced operas in the United States. It's a crowd pleaser, with its beautiful melodies and heart-wrenching story of passion and shattered love. It was also one of Puccini's favorites. Notorious for constantly revising his scores, Puccini labored for years after "Madame Butterfly" premiered at La Scala in 1904 to perfect it. There are no less than seven revisions, but no matter...

2008-09-27 00:00:25

Keira Knightley, grand opera and Hellboy are the unfamiliar but winning combination at the Ritz in Belper this week. Knightley (pictured) stars in the Derbyshire-filmed costume drama The Duchess (Cert 12A, 110 mins) which can be seen from today until Thursday. Kedleston Hall and Chastworth House were among the locations used for this tale of Georgiana, the Duchess of Devonshire. The opera comes direct from San Francisco in the shape of Puccini's Madama Butterfly. The wonderful arias...


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