Fall for Puccini Festival
October 11 @ 12:00 am - November 11 @ 12:00 am
No composer communicates more directly with an audience than Puccini, who once said that his success came from putting “great sorrows in little souls.” His operas tell us that at some point in their lives, people everywhere, in all walks of life, endure the same trials: love and envy, loss and heartbreak. That’s especially true in La boheme, a story set among struggling artists in the Latin Quarter of Paris and Madama Butterfly, a love that knows no boundaries that goes horribly wrong in a fateful meeting of East and West. Join Piedmont Opera and Greensboro Opera for an extraordinary opportunity to view three of Puccini’s masterpieces. Following are the events associated with the Festival. All tickets are available at Piedmont Opera except the Greensboro Opera performance, which are available at GreensborOpera.org. Tour de France, La Lunch: The Dish on Opera, Opera at the Movies – Moulin Rouge!, Dinner with a Diva & a Divo, MET Live in HD encore broadcast of Puccini’s La Fanciulla Del West (11/3 at 12:00 PM at a/perture) and Greensboro Opera presents Puccini’s Madama Butterfly are all part of the Festival.