Puccini Weekend 2020
Giacomo Puccini’s operas have been drawing audiences to theaters for more than a century. His works are full of lush melodies, demanding the utmost in technical prowess from sopranos and tenors as they soar to luscious vocal heights. And his operas tell dramatic, moving stories that catapult between the dueling worlds of love and death. No other operatic composer has created heroines like Puccini has: his collection of grand dames, every one of them fated to die by her own hand or at the hands of another. In truth, they all die for the men they love. Puccini’s capacity for compassion belongs entirely to his female characters. The composer even cried for them as he wrote their arias. Come experience three of his most beautiful and most tragic heroines in three consecutive nights, only at the Oper Leipzig.