The Dicapo Opera Theatre presented a glittering all Puccini program on December 22nd to celebrate the composer's 150th birthday at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater. The program featured arias and scenes from all of Puccini's operas- from LeVilli through the last music he composed and orchestrated for Turandot- including the Opening Act II of Edgar, and selections from both the Brescia and La Scala versions of Madama Butterfly.
Mayor Bloomberg Declares Declares Puccini Day in NYC as part of the celebration.
Members of the Opera orchestra of New York and the Dicapo Opera Theatre Chorus will be lead by Maestro Eve Queler and guest conductors Francisco Bonnin, Victor DeRenzi, and Pacien Mazzagatti.
The cast featured Fabio Armiliato, Olga Makarina, Anthony Laciura, Mark Rucker, Michael Chioldi, Juliana diGiacomo, Irina Rindzuner, Kristin Sampson, Zeffin Quinn-Hollis and Anna Noggle.
The Dicapo Opera Theatre recently won the first annual "Opera Competition and Festival With Mezzo". The international festival took place in Szeged, Hungary and will be broadcast by Mezzo Television.
For more information please visit www.dicapo.com.
Photos by Rob Rich.
Puccini Photo on stage of Lincoln Center's Rose Theater
Dicapo Opera Theatre presents Puccini 150th Anniversary Gala
Michael Capasso reads Mayor Bloomberg's Proclamation
Italian Tenor Fabio Armiliato
Michael Chioldi, Julianna di Giacomo and John Matz
Veronica Villaroel and Fabio Armiliato
Adam Diegel and Irina Rindzuner