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Puccini’s Musical Style

Posted by Utah Opera in Online Learning, Turandot

Puccini’s work is viewed by historians as the culmination of the Italian bel canto tradition, a line that goes back to the works of 19th-century opera composers such as Bellini and Donizetti.  Although viewed as Verdi’s true successor, Puccini’s operas are infused with German and…

The Silk & Spices Festival

Posted by Opera Gal in Community, Turandot

The annual Utah Symphony | Utah Opera Cultural Festival is in full swing. This year’s theme is Silk & Spices: A Cultural Festival Celebrating the Music & Arts of China. So far, the events have included a Utah Symphony performance, the celebration of the Chinese…