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Madame Butterfly
"...of opera appreciation. With this faithful stage-to-film transfer of Giacomo Puccini's beloved weepfest, director Mitterand offers a timely and..."

Nov. 29, 1996 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Austin Opera's Madame Butterfly
The company delivers a lovely staging of this Puccini opera that builds to a heartbreaking finale
"...of a 15-year-old girl. In the 113 years since Giacomo Puccini penned the opera, societal attitudes have evolved to..."

May 5, 2017 Arts Review by Michelle Haché

La Bohème
Giacomo Puccini's La Bohème brings to life a fantastic world through gorgeous music, and Austin Lyric Opera's production treated the audience to rich glimpses of that fantastic world: 1870s Paris bustling with people, ideas, love, and song.
"...Giacomo Puccini's La Bohème is more than just a love..."

March 14, 2003 Arts Review by Robi Polgar

Calaf's quest for the heart of the icy princess Turandot is the stuff of legend and, in Austin Lyric Opera production of Puccini's opera, was an opportunity to hear some exquisite music excellently performed.
"...Giacomo Puccini's opera Turandot is tinged with darkness -- the..."

Nov. 28, 2003 Arts Review by Robi Polgar

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"...and careers of composers Richard Wagner, Guiseppe Verdi, and Giacomo Puccini, and it was given by a trio of..."

Jan. 25, 2002 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Austin Opera to Mount Manchurian Candidate
Kevin Puts' take on political thriller opens 2016-17 season
"...28, Feb. 2, and Feb. 5, 2017; and • Giacomo Puccini’s ever popular Madame Butterfly, pairing soprano Yunah Lee,..."

Jan. 27, 2016 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Austin Lyric Opera brought all the power in Puccini's opera to bear in a staging that pitted heaven against hell
"...shocker," as it was once famously dismissed) belongs to Giacomo Puccini, who drenched this melodrama of political intrigue, romantic..."

Feb. 7, 2014 Arts Review by Robert Faires

La Bohème
A natural and believable cast makes Puccini's enduring romance captivating yet again
"...viewings (this was, at quick count, my eighth). From Giacomo Puccini's sweeping romantic..."

Nov. 13, 2009 Arts Review by Michael Kellerman

Arts Bullets
It's the Changing of the Bard, from Dietz to Swanson, and Tina Marsh plays it cool for CO2. Artists talk techniques, and teens tell you where to find Good Love.
"...musical selections by composers ranging from George Gershwin to Giacomo Puccini, John Lennon to Leonard Bernstein, under the stars..."

July 9, 2004 Arts Feature

Twelve more friends of the arts have been named to the Austin Arts Hall of Fame, and Austin Lyric Opera loses Managing Director Michael Murphy to a performing arts organization in San Diego, from whence he came.
" Richard Wagner. The season opens with Turandot by Giacomo Puccini in November, followed by Così Fan Tutte in..."

March 28, 2003 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Austin quiz kids prove they know opera, the Texas Commission on the Arts proves it cares about Republic Square, and visual artist Tré Arenz proves she cares about humanity.
"...write it, the romantic gem La Bohème and how Giacomo Puccini fostered realism in opera with it, the politics..."

Nov. 23, 2001 Arts Column by Robert Faires

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