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Sunday, November 29, 2009

§ Quantized History #26

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November 29, 1924 » Death of Giacomo Puccini

Giacomo Antonio Domenico Michele Secondo Maria Puccini (22 December 1858 – 29 November 1924) was an Italian composer whose operas, including La bohème, Tosca, Madama Butterfly and Turandot, are among the most frequently performed in the standard repertoire. Some of his arias, such as "O mio babbino caro" from Gianni Schicchi, "Che gelida manina" from La bohème, and "Nessun dorma" from Turandot, have become part of popular culture.

    Puccini's Operas:

  1. Le Villi (The Willis or The Fairies), libretto by Ferdinando Fontana
  2. Edgar, libretto by Ferdinando Fontana
  3. Manon Lescaut, libretto by Luigi Illica, Marco Praga and Domenico Oliva
  4. La Bohème, libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa
  5. Tosca, libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa
  6. Madama Butterfly, libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa
  7. La Fanciulla del West (The Girl of the Golden West), libretto by Guelfo Civinini and Carlo Zangarini
  8. La Rondine (The Swallow), libretto by Giuseppe Adami
  9. Il Trittico (The Triptych):
    1. Il Tabarro (The Cloak), libretto by Giuseppe Adami
    2. Suor Angelica (Sister Angelica), libretto by Giovacchino Forzano
    3. Gianni Schicchi, libretto by Giovacchino Forzano
  10. Turandot, libretto by Renato Simoni and Giuseppe Adami
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