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Giacomo Puccini

About Giacomo Puccini

By the time Italian composer Giacomo Puccini was born in 1858, there had already been four generations of musicians in his hometown of Lucca. Most were church musicians, but Giacomo had other ideas. When he was a teenager, he went to hear a performance of Verdi’s Aida. From that moment on he knew that what he wanted to do was write operas. He did, and became one of Italy’s most beloved operatic composers.

Track list:
Puccini: Mottetto per San Paolino
Puccini: Gianni Schicchi - O mio babbino caro
Puccini: Capriccio Sinfonico
Puccini: Le Villi - Witches’ Sabbath
Puccini: Manon Lescaut - Donna non vidi mai
Puccini: La Boheme - Che gelida manina
Puccini: Tosca - E lucevan le stelle
Puccini: Madame Butterfly - Un bel di
Puccini: Turandot - Nessun dorma

Classics for Kids Quiz

1. Puccini came from what country?





2.Which of the following is NOT an opera by Puccini?

Madame Butterfly

La Boheme

The Magic Flute


3. Puccini was given a scholarship to study music at the Milan Conservatory by


the Queen of Italy

his church

his uncle

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