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.

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Music In This Episode

Mottetto per San Paolino

Gianni Schicchi - O mio babbino caro

Capriccio Sinfonico

Le Villi - Witches Sabbath

Manon Lescaut - Donna non vidi mai

La Boheme - Che gelida manina

Tosca - E lucevan le stelle

Madame Butterfly - Un bel di

Turandot - Nessun dorma