Vissi d’arte. Vissi d’amore.”I live for art. I live for love.”- From Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca (1900)

Dive into the interesting and somewhat controversial life and works of Giacomo Puccini, regarded as the greatest composer of Italian opera after Giuseppe Verdi. 

Learn more about him on the occasion of the centennial of his death from radio host and annotator Joanna Go. 

Dr. Renato Lucas, professor, esteemed cellist, and President of the National Music Competition for Young Artists will discuss Puccini and opera in the Philippines. 

His Excellency Marco Clemente, Ambassador of Italy to the Philippines will discuss the importance of opera in 21st century society. 

Tiffany Liong Gabuya, station manager of DZFE 98.7 FM, the country’s only classical radio station will share how to best present opera to a new generation of inquisitive and interested audiences. 

Martin Lopez, Senior Director of the FEU Center for the Arts will moderate the informal and engaging panel discussion.

Join us in this conversation commemorating the 100th death anniversary of Puccini on April 20, 2024, from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM at the newly renovated University Conference Center (UCC), Far Eastern University, Manila.
Free Admission!

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Presented by the Embassy of Italy in the Philippines and the FEU Center for the Arts in cooperation with the FEU Institute of Arts and Sciences.

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