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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.


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