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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 Verdiís Aida. From that moment on he knew that what he wanted to do was write operas. He did, and became one of Italyís most beloved operatic composers.

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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