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Composer: Puccini, Giacomo (1858-1924)

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Year of birth1858
Year of death1924
February 2018
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LeedsMadama Butterfly

Anne Sophie Duprels (Cio-Cio-San) © Richard Hubert Smith
Puccini: Madama Butterfly
Martin Pickard; Tim Albery; Opera North; Hildegard Bechtler; Ana Jebens; Anne-Sophie Duprels; Merūnas Vitulskis

SarasotaManon Lescaut

Manon Lescaut
Puccini: Manon Lescaut
Victor DeRenzi; Stephanie Sundine; Sarasota Opera; David P Gordon; Howard Tsvi Kaplan; Sandra Lopez; Matthew Vickers


Claire Rutter (Tosca) and Mark S Doss (Scarpia) © Richard Hubert Smith
Puccini: Tosca
Carlo Rizzi; Michael Blakemore; Welsh National Opera; Timothy Burke; Ashley Martin-Davis; Claire Rutter; Mary Elizabeth Williams


Puccini: Tosca
Knut Hendriksen; Royal Swedish Opera; Björn Brusewitz; Ann-Mari Anttila; Emma Vetter; Kristian Flor

ModenaLa fanciulla del West

Puccini: La fanciulla del West
James Meena; Ivan Stefanutti; Teatro comunale di Modena; Amarilli Nizza; Enrique Ferrer
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An uncomplicated, thrilling Tosca from WNO

Claire Rutter (Tosca) and Mark S Doss (Scarpia) © Richard Hubert Smith
Carlo Rizzi conducts WNO's Tosca revival in Cardiff.
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Vick and Mariotti refresh Bohème in Bologna

Alessandra Marianelli (Mimì) and Matteo Lippi (Rodolfo) © Rocco Casaluci
Vick enjoys working with young singers, and in with the young second cast he is spoiled.
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More than a tear-jerker with a social conscience

Anne Sophie Duprels (Cio-Cio-San) © Richard Hubert Smith
A convincing revival for Opera North's Madama Butterfly at Leeds Grand Theatre directed by Tim Albery and conducted by Martin Pickard.
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An enigmatic Turandot in Turin

Jorge de Léon (Calaf) © Ramella & Giannese | Teatro Regio di Torino
Stefano Poda's staging has its own coherence, but it is as cold as the Chinese princess. 
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Tosca at ROH: promise as yet unfulfilled

Gerald Finley (Scarpia), Adrienne Pieczonka (Tosca) © ROH | Catherine Ashmore
The ninth revival of Jonathan Kent’s production features a great Act 1 and enjoyable Covent Garden role debuts for the three top singers, but misses the mark on the set pieces.
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