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Listen Puccini's Beloved 'Boheme,' Times Two

August 16, 2008 – Author William Berger sizes up two new recordings of Puccini's best-known opera.


Listen Chinese Composer Gives 'Turandot' a Fresh Finale

April 29, 2008 – A Chinese composer has put a new spin on Turandot, the famous opera set in mythical China.


Listen Italian Tenor Giuseppe Di Stefano Dies at 86

March 3, 2008 – The famed tenor possessed a robust voice imbued with the warmth of Italian sunshine.


Listen Maria Callas, The Legend Who Lived for Her Art

September 16, 2007 – With her vivid operatic interpretations, the great diva turned the operatic world on its head.


Listen Voice of a Legend: Pavarotti in Concert

September 6, 2007 – Luciano Pavarotti sings an aria from Tosca in a 1982 performance in London.


Listen 'Un bel di,' by Giacomo Puccini

September 4, 2007 – Soprano JiYoung Lee performs "Un bel di," from Puccini's Madame Butterfly.


Listen Puccini's 'The Girl of the Golden West'

August 17, 2007 – Italian verismo meets America's frontier, in Puccini's sizzler The Girl of the Golden West.


Read Giacomo Puccini's 'Turandot'

July 20, 2007 – Puccini's Turandot is home to the familiar, soaring tenor aria, 'Nessun dorma!'

Read Puccini's 'Tosca'

June 15, 2007 – Maria Guleghina stars in the title role of Tosca, Puccini's "shabby little shocker."

Listen Puccini's 'Manon Lescaut'

April 27, 2007 – In Puccini's opera, Manon Lescaut is a young woman torn between true love and the lap of luxury.


Listen Anthony Minghella's 'Madama Butterfly'

October 22, 2006 – The film director brings a new vividness to Puccini's famous opera.


Listen Swedish Opera Star Birgit Nilsson Dies at 87

January 11, 2006 – Nilsson is often described as the greatest Wagnerian soprano of the post-World War II era.


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