PUCCINI'S PASSION was written by Michael Capasso and longtime collaborator, Bill Van Horn. The production features Mr. Capasso in the role of Giacomo Puccini. In PUCCINI'S PASSION, the composer, near the end of his life and en route to Brussels for experimental cancer treatment, reflects on his life and loves and how they influenced him and became the models for his heroines. PUCCINI'S PASSION features musical selections from every Puccini opera staged and costumed and a cast of 3 sopranos, 2 tenors and a baritone. This delightful and informative evening was hailed by critics as: â€œNarrated expressively by Michael Capasso â€” who played Puccini with appealing gusto in the passages before arias, â€œPassionsâ€ offered convincing connections between his many female muses and diverse characters in his operas. On the one hand, â€œcold and distant wifeâ€ Elvira influenced the creation of the title ice princess in â€œTurandot.â€™ One the other hand, the coupleâ€™s chaste servant Doria Manfredi â€” harried into suicide by mistakenly jealous Elvira â€” served as the sad inspiration for the slave girl Liu in the same opera.â€ - Worcester Telegram and Gazzette â€œVisually handsome and exquisitely sung, â€œPucciniâ€™s Passionsâ€ proved the kind of comprehensive retrospective of his life and work that would please opera buffs and newcomers alike.â€ - Worcester Telegram and GazzettePlease note, that this time slot was orginally scheduled for Pagliacci. If you would like to see Pagliacci, it has been rescheduled for April 4, 6, 12, and 14. Click here to purchase tickets.
Theater: Dicapo Opera Theatre
Address: 184 E. 76th Street
New York, NY 10021
Cost:$0.00 - $50.00
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