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Buoso Donati and 9 Other Dead Guys You Need to Know

Buoso Donati and 9 Other Dead Guys You Need to Know Sometimes the most important character in a story is also the...deadest? It's true! Read all about these famous corpses below.   1. Buoso Donati - Gianni Schicchi At number one on our list of dead guys is the infamous Buoso Donati! This guy is dead. Really dead. Like, dies almost as soon as the curtain opens and stays dead for the rest of the show. So why is he so important to Puccini's one-ac... Read More
Posted by Jillian Barron at Friday, January 17, 2020

8 Things About Puccini You May Not Have Known

8 Things About Puccini You May Not Have Known You think you know Giacomo puccini? go through our list and see how many of these facts you already know!   1. Puccini's full name was Giacomo Antonio Domenico Michele Secondo Maria Puccini. He was named after four recent ancestors.   2. Puccini struggled in school at Seminario di San Michele and Seminario di San Martino. He was expelled several times and only re-admitted with his mother's insistance.   3. ... Read More
Posted by Jillian Barron at Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Yunah Lee Headlines in Madama Butterfly

"With her strong, forthright soprano, Yunah Lee brought unflagging stage presence and confidence to Butterfly, demonstrating the geisha's spine, not her victimhood," - The Wall Street Journal Opera Memphis opens its 2018-19 Season with Puccini's classic Madama Butterfly on Oct. 26 & 27 with internationally-acclaimed soprano Yunah Lee performing the title role of Cio-Cio-San, Madama Butterfly. Since her first performance of Madama Butterfly i... Read More
Posted by Jillian Barron at Wednesday, October 17, 2018