6 December 2016
After erratic progress, Puccini’s third opera led the way for the subsequent triumphs of La bohème, Tosca and Madama Butterfly.
4 June 2015
The Italian composer created some of opera’s most enchanting romances.
27 March 2015
Composers and choreographers have long explored the difference in cultures between East and West.
16 March 2015
With this tragedy, Puccini transcended the role of composer by incorporating touches that mark him as a dramatist of genius.
9 March 2015
Our quick guide to Puccini's iconic and heartbreaking tragedy.
7 January 2015
Our quick guide to Umberto Giordano's passionate tale of love and loss in the French Revolution.
30 June 2011
A deeper look at the aria from Act II from Puccini's Madama Butterfly.