What was it that made Giacomo Puccini not only the most popular opera composer of his lifetime, but also the most successful of all time?
For forty years he had the ability to wield such orchestral power and vocal poignance that it could bring any aria, any opera to a unique and personal climax — from the heart-pounding rush of music and emotion — to a heart-stopping moment of electric silence — then a thunderous roar of bravos and applause. That was his genius. That was his gift. What some opera lovers called The Puccini Moment.
This season, OperaDelaware has harvested a half dozen of these “moments” from Puccini masterpieces for the 2018 Festival that will fill our opera house for a grand season — and echo in your memory for a lifetime. We also will introduce a new Studio series, Opera Uncorked with Swigg, that will appeal to opera aficionados and newbies alike. So cheers to a new season — OperaDelaware is a revelation... come revel with us!