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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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This Week's Quiz

Puccini came from what country?

 Germany

 France

 Italy

 Austria

Which of the following is NOT an opera by Puccini?

 Madame Butterfly

 La Boheme

 The Magic Flute

 Tosca

Puccini was given a scholarship to study music at the Milan Conservatory by

 Verdi

 the Queen of Italy

 his church

 his uncle

Classics For Kids

Our Shows

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.

Music heard in this episode:

Learn more about Giacomo Puccini

Classics For Kids


This Week's Quiz

Puccini came from what country?

 Germany

 France

 Italy

 Austria

Which of the following is NOT an opera by Puccini?

 Madame Butterfly

 La Boheme

 The Magic Flute

 Tosca

Puccini was given a scholarship to study music at the Milan Conservatory by

 Verdi

 the Queen of Italy

 his church

 his uncle

 

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