Posts tagged ‘puccini’

Cheat Sheet: Turandot

Famous for the wonderful aria ‘Nessun Dorma’, Turandot has plenty more gorgeous music. Here’s everything you need to know. Who was the composer?  Giacomo Puccini. Born in…

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In his own words: Moffatt Oxenbould on Madama Butterfly

Director Moffatt Oxenbould created this production of Madama Butterfly during his tenure as Artistic Director at Opera Australia. It remains one of the company’s best-loved productions, capturing the…

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Cheat Sheet: Tosca

Everything you need to know about Puccini’s blood-soaked, lustful melodrama Tosca. Who was the composer? Giacomo Puccini. Born in Tuscany in 1858, Puccini is an Italian…

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A Father’s Day Playlist

Let’s be honest. Opera gives us more unfaithful and scheming parents than it does loving, caring, fathers-of-the-year. But in honour of fathers everywhere, who we hope…

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