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Giacomo Antonio Domenico Michele Secondo Maria Puccini was an Italian composer whose operas are among the important operas played as standards. Puccini has been called "the greatest composer of Italian opera after Verdi".

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Giacomo Puccini

Happy birthday to Giacomo Puccini, born on this day in 1858!

Giacomo Puccini (1858–1924). Puccini's works are among the most frequently performed in the operatic repertoire and he has been called "the greatest composer of Italian opera after Verdi".