HERShey Felder

PUCCINI

LIVE from FLORENCE

With Nathan Gunn, Gianna Corbisiero, and Charles Castronovo

(WORLD PREMIERE)

Sunday, March 14th, 2021 at 5pm Pacific / 7pm Central / 8pm Eastern.

(Includes extended viewing access of the recording through Sunday, March 21st)

Hershey Felder, PUCCINI is the story of a young musician in love with the world of opera, and in particular Giacomo Puccini’s La bohème, Tosca, and Madama Butterfly.  When, through a series of unusual circumstances, the young musician meets the musical master himself, secrets are revealed that send the young man soaring.

With special guests, Baritone Nathan Gunn, Soprano Gianna Corbisiero and Tenor Charles Castronovo, this new Hershey Felder creation, will spur the imagination and move the musical soul.

Filmed and performed on location in Lucca Italy, in the very home where Giacomo Puccini was born, this new work featuring Hershey Felder and three world-renowned Opera stars promises to be a very special event. 

Would you like to give this as a gift or purchase for multiple households?

To do so, you will need to make a separate purchase for each household and provide a different name and email address associated with that viewing household. The confirmation email will go directly to them. 

HERSHEY FELDER: BIO

Named to Time Magazine’s 2016 Top 10 Plays and Musicals, Hershey Felder has played over 6,000 performances of his self-created solo productions at some of the world’s most prestigious theatres and has broken box office records consistently. American Theatre Magazine has said, “Hershey Felder is in a category all his own.” His shows include: George Gershwin Alone (Broadway’s Helen Hayes Theatre, West End’s Duchess Theatre); Monsieur Chopin; Beethoven; Maestro (Leonard Bernstein); Franz Liszt in MusikLincoln: An American StoryHershey Felder as Irving BerlinOur Great Tchaikovsky, and A Paris Love Story. His compositions and recordings include Aliyah, Concerto for Piano and OrchestraFairytale, a musicalLes Anges de Paris, Suite for Violin and PianoSong SettingsSaltimbanques for Piano and OrchestraEtudes Thematiques for Piano; and An American Story for Actor and Orchestra. Hershey is the adaptor, director and designer for the internationally performed play-with-music The Pianist of Willesden Lane with Steinway artist Mona Golabek; producer and designer for the musical Louis and Keely: ‘Live’ at the Sahara, directed by Taylor Hackford; and writer and director for Flying Solo, featuring opera legend Nathan Gunn. Hershey has operated a full-service production company since 2001, and in 2020 created a new brand LIVE FROM FLORENCE, that operates a “theatre at home broadcast company,” based in Florence, Italy. Early broadcasts included; Hershey Felder as IRVING BERLIN; Hershey Felder, BEETHOVEN; Hershey Felder as GEORGE GERSHWIN ALONE; Hershey Felder, BACKSTORY – The Story Behind the Creation of Berlin, Gershwin & Bernstein; Cooking French in Florence with Jeff Thickman & Hershey Felder. The Hershey Felder Presents – Live from Florence 2020-21 Season of broadcasts include: Hershey Felder as Claude Debussy in A PARIS LOVE STORYHershey Felder, TCHAIKOVSKYHershey Felder as Sholem Aleichem in BEFORE FIDDLER; Hershey Felder, PUCCINI; and Hershey Felder as Sergei Rachmaninoff in ANNA & SERGEI. Hershey has been a scholar-in-residence at Harvard University’s Department of Music and is married to Kim Campbell, the first female Prime Minister of Canada.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How will I receive the LIVE STREAM Link?  
    Your LIVE STREAM LINK will be sent to you on Friday, March 12th, via the email you used to register for this event. If you do not see the email on March 12th, check your spam folder. 

  • What if I experience technical difficulties or am unable to view the LIVE STREAM? 
    We are not responsible for technical difficulties on your home devices or any issues with your local broadband or wifi.  However, there is online support available to help you as much as we can. Contact events@hersheyfelderpresents.com for online support. ALSO, if you do have technical difficulties, please remember that your purchase includes the live stream AND an additional week of “on demand” viewing access to a video recording of the live stream (available one-hour after the live broadcast ends). For troubleshooting tips, click HERE.

  • What if the LIVE STREAM buffers while I am watching?
    Don’t worry – you can watch what you missed in the recording later. The recording will be available to you for 1-week after the event. For troubleshooting tips, click HERE.

  • What’s the refund policy? 
    There are no refunds for this event.

  • Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable? 
    No transfers or sharing.

  • May I give this as a gift or purchase access for multiple households? 
    Yes, you may gift access to friends and family! To do so, you will need to make a separate purchase for each household and provide a different name and email address associated with that viewing household. The confirmation email will go directly to them. 

  • How do I contact the organizer if I have questions? 
    You can email events@hersheyfelderpresents.com with questions. We will get back to you as soon as possible and thank you for your patience.

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