Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Giacomo Puccini

Giacomo Puccini(1858-1924), Italian operatic composer, born in Luca, Italy, December 22, 1858; died in Brussels, Belgium, November 29, 1924. He received his music education early from several private teachers. A performance of Aida in 1876 inspired him to became an opera composer; in 1880 he entered the Milan Conservatory studying with Bazzini and Ponchielli. He composed 12 operas: Le Ville, Edgar, Manon Lescaut, La Boheme, Tosca, Madam Butterfly, The Girl of Golden West, La Rondine, II Trittico(II Tabarro, Suor Angelica, Gianni Schicchi), and Turandot. They are all still very popular today. Turandot was unfinished when he died, Franco Alfano completed based on Puccini's sketches for the final two scenes.

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