The cover of an early Italian edition of the music and words for Puccini's opera Madama Butterfly my beautiful work

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Original Opera Poster, Puccini's Turandot. Art print from Art.com. Puccini died before finishing his last opera, the dark, beautiful, and exotic Turandot. The lush exoticism of Puccini's swan song fit perfectly in the art deco movement of the 1920's.

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Maria Callas.....beautiful aria!! For me, she will always be the greatest operatic soprano of the 20th century. Her enormous, brilliant musical legacy is just now being being realized!

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Giacomo Puccini(1858 – 1924), Italian composer, he has been called "the greatest composer of Italian opera after Verdi"

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Giacomo Puccini: as an Italian composer whose operas, including La bohème, Tosca, Madama Butterfly, and Turandot, are among the most frequently performed in the standard repertoire.[1][2] 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. Described by Encyclopædia Britannica Online as "one of the greatest exponents of operatic realism.

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Giacomo Puccini - great Italian composer of opera, 1858-1924. operas include: La bohéme, Tosca, Madama Butterfly, Turandot

Giacomo PUCCINI (Lucca, 22 December 1858 – Brussels, 29 novembre 1924). Italian composer of opera. How many of his operas can you name? Which opera was not quite finished when he died? What did he die of?

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