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Lecture 17

Lecture 17 - Giacomo Puccini

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MUS 1302
Jerry M.Cain

Giacomo Puccini 18581924 Italian composer most known for hisoperas several of which haveentered into the standard repertoryof opera companies around theworld including La bohme 1896Tosca 1900Madama Butterfly 1904 Largely regarded as the mostimportant influential andbeloved Italian composer afterGiuseppe Verdi 18131901The librettos of Puccinis operas wereoften based on popular contemporary novels and plays some of which wereraised from mediocrity to a highly artistic status when rewritten by librettistsand dramatically portrayed by Puccinis musicSome of Puccini operas like the immensely popular La bohme demonstrate thelate nineteenthcentury fascination with REALISM and therefore featurefairly realistic characters of all social classes enmeshed in the joys andtragedies of Puccinis modern worldMadama ButterflyA tragic opera called specificallyby the composer a Tragediagiapponese in two acts byGiacomo Puccini
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