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Giacomo Puccini:

A Brief History of Italian Opera

Around the year 1600, Italian composers started writing theater pieces that use music all the way through them. Instead of speaking, characters in operas sing their lines. From Claudio Monteverdi, who wrote the earliest opera that is still performed, through Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti, Verdi and Puccini, Italy has produced some of the world’s finest opera composers.

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Learn more about Giacomo Puccini

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This Week's Quiz

The earliest opera that is still performed is

 L'Orfeo by Monteverdi

 Don Giovanni by Mozart

 Tosca by Puccini

 William Tell by Rossini

Most operas are written in which language?

 Italian

 German

 French

 Spanish

In Italian, Bel Canto means

 Church bell

 Beautiful singing

 Cantata

 Cheese

Classics For Kids

Our Shows

Giacomo Puccini:

A Brief History of Italian Opera

Around the year 1600, Italian composers started writing theater pieces that use music all the way through them. Instead of speaking, characters in operas sing their lines. From Claudio Monteverdi, who wrote the earliest opera that is still performed, through Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti, Verdi and Puccini, Italy has produced some of the world’s finest opera composers.

Music heard in this episode:

Learn more about Giacomo Puccini

Classics For Kids


This Week's Quiz

The earliest opera that is still performed is

 L'Orfeo by Monteverdi

 Don Giovanni by Mozart

 Tosca by Puccini

 William Tell by Rossini

Most operas are written in which language?

 Italian

 German

 French

 Spanish

In Italian, Bel Canto means

 Church bell

 Beautiful singing

 Cantata

 Cheese

 

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