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Giacomo Puccini
composer

Giacomo Puccini

  • December 22, 1858 Lucca (Italy) - November 29, 1924 Bruxelles (Belgium)

Biography

Giacomo Puccini: birth of a vocation.

Puccini, the most famous opera composer in the world was born into a family of musicians. As a child, he studied singing and the organ before attending a performance of Aida, which would turn out to be a true revelation for the composer. A vocation was born; Puccini was almost solely a composer of opera. In 1884, at the end of his studies, he gave a performance of his opera, The Fairies, which was quickly produced at the Scala.

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