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Mottetto per San Paolino – Giacomo Puccini(1858-1924): make music part of your life series


Mottetto per San Paolino – Giacomo Puccini(1858-1924)

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Giacomo Puccini


Giacomo Puccini

Puccini was an Italian composer of operas and a leading exponent of the realistic, verismo style. Born into a family of musicians, he studied piano and organ in his hometown before entering the Milan Conservatory in 1880. His famous operas, which remain exceedingly popular to this day, include La Bohème, Tosca, and Madama Butterfly. His death in 1924 is often cited as the end of grand opera. Complications from what experimental medical treatment hastened his death? More… Discuss

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Make Music Part of Your Life Series: Madama Butterfly – Vogliatemi bene – Jonas Kaufmann and Angela GheorghiuMadama Butterfly – Vogliatemi bene – Jonas Kaufmann and Angela Gheorghiu



Jonas Kaufmann and Angela Gheorghiu, Vogliatemi bene, from the recording sessions of the EMI Madama Butterfly in Rome, July 2008

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Giacomo Puccini “Ave Maria” from Suor Angelica”


Français : Puccini et Toscanini vers 1900.

Puccini et Toscanini vers 1900. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Ave Maria, the “Opening Scene” from
Suor Angelica by Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)
Victoria de los Angeles (Suor Angelica)
Coro e Orchestra del Teatro dell`Opera di Roma
Tullio Serafin, conductor
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Giacomo Puccini: “Coro a bocca chiusa” (Humming Chorus) from Madame Butterfly



Madame Butterfly waits for the ship of her beloved Pinkerton to come. In fact her death comes closer. 

composed by Ciacomo Puccini
performed by the Hungarian State Opera