Puccini

Puccini

Giacomo Antonio Domenico Michele Secondo Maria Puccini (22 December 1858 – 29 November 1924) was an Italian opera composer who has been called "the greatest composer of Italian opera after Verdi".

Puccini's early work was rooted in traditional late-19th-century romantic Italian opera. Later, he successfully developed his work in the realistic verismo style, of which he became one of the leading exponents.

Puccini's most renowned works are La bohème (1896), Tosca (1900), Madama Butterfly (1904), and Turandot (1924), all of which are among the important operas played as standards.

Both during his lifetime and in posterity, Puccini's success outstripped other Italian opera composers of his time, and he has been matched in this regard by only a handful of composers in the entire history of opera. Eleven of Puccini's operas are numbered among the 200 most-performed operas (worldwide, by composers of any nationality, as surveyed by Operabase). Three of his works (La bohème, Tosca, and Madama Butterfly) rank among the top ten works performed, and Puccini ranks third (behind Verdi and Mozart) in the number of performances of his operas over all.

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Puccini

Puccini

Giacomo Antonio Domenico Michele Secondo Maria Puccini (22 December 1858 – 29 November 1924) was an Italian opera composer who has been called "the greatest composer of Italian opera after Verdi".

Puccini's early work was rooted in traditional late-19th-century romantic Italian opera. Later, he successfully developed his work in the realistic verismo style, of which he became one of the leading exponents.

Puccini's most renown...

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PUCCINI La Bohème
Studio Recording · 1956
Total duration: 1hr 45:23

    Maria Callas - Mimì
    Giuseppe Di Stefano
    - Rodolfo
    Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of La Scala, Milan
    Antonino Votto, conductor

     

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    PUCCINI Madama Butterfly
    Studio recording · 1955
    Total duration: 2hr 18:18

      Maria Callas - Butterfly
      Nicolai Gedda - Pinkerton
      Soloists, Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala Milan
      Herbert von Karajan, conductor

       

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      PUCCINI Tosca

      Studio recording, 1953
      Total duration: 1hr 47:58

      Maria Callas Tosca
      Giuseppe di Stefano Cavaradossi
      Tito Gobbi Scarpia
      Chorus and Orchestra of La Scala, Milan
      Conductor Victor de Sabata
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      PUCCINI Tosca

      Recorded in Milan, 1929-30
      Total duration: 1hr 47:06

      Carmen Melis
      Piero Pauli
      Apollo Granforte
      Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala, Milan
      conducted by Carlo Sabajno
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      J. STRAUSS, DVOŘÁK, RIMSKY-KORSAKOV, SAINT-SAËNS, SIBELIUS, BRAHMS, SCHUBERT, MUSSORGSKY, R. STRAUSS, EICHHEIM, PUCCINI, HOFFSTETTER

      Acoustic studio recordings, 1919-1924
      Total duration: 64:44

      Leopold Stokowski, conductor
      The Philadelphia Orchestra
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      PUCCINI Turandot

      Broadcast performance, 1961
      Total duration: 1hr 58:41

      Birgit Nilsson Turandot
      Anna Moffo Liù
      Franco Corelli Calaf
      Choir and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera, New York
      Leopold Stokowski, conductor