Puccini

Puccini

Giacomo Puccini (22 December 1858 – 29 November 1924) was an Italian composer known primarily for his operas. Regarded as the greatest and most successful proponent of Italian opera after Verdi, he was descended from a long line of composers, stemming to the late-Baroque era. Though his early work was firmly rooted in traditional late-19th-century Romantic Italian opera he later developed his work in the realistic verismo style, of which he became one of the leading exponents.

His most renowned works are La bohème (1896), Tosca (1900), Madama Butterfly (1904), and Turandot (1924), all of which are among the most frequently performed and recorded of all operas.

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  • La Bohème (1988)

    Luciano Pavarotti and Mirella Freni's incomparable partnership as Rodolfo and Mimi, the tragic lovers in Puccini's much-loved bittersweet opera, is captured for posterity in this live recording from the San Francisco Opera. Francesca Zambello's production boasts a superlative cast with Gino Quili...

  • Turandot (1994)

    The enclosed DVD video release is an ARTHAUS MUSIK presentation of no more and no less than the perfect blend of two human senses: a music lover"s eye and ear will both experience the very finest quality production. Alone the star-studded vocal ensemble, under the direction of internationally ren...

  • La Bohème (2014)

    La Bohème by G.Puccini, from Malmö Opera, 2014. Directed by Orpha Phelan, conductor Christian Badea, starring Olesya Golovneva,Joachim Bäckström,Vladislav Sulimsky,Maria Fontosh,Miklós Sebestyén,Magnus Loftsson,Bengt Krantz,Xhelal Bakraqi. Performed in Italian and subtitled in English and Italian.

  • The Bohemians (2020)

    The Bohemians by G. Puccini, from Boulengerie Films, 2020. Starring Suzanne Kantorski, Israel Lozano, Adam Margulies, Claire Coolen, Tom McNichols, Jonathan Estabrooks. Performed in Italian and subtitled in English.

  • Turandot (2010)

    Turandot by G. Puccini, from Arena di Verona, 2010. Directed by Franco Zeffirelli, conductor Giuliano Carella, starring Salvatore Licitra, Tamar Iveri, Carlo Bosi, Leonardo Lopez Linares, Maria Grazia Garofoli, Giuliano Pelizon, Angel Harkatz Kaufman, Gianluca Bocchino and Luiz-octavio Faria. Per...

  • Madama Butterfly (2017)

    Madama Butterfly by G. Puccini, from The Royal Opera, 2017. Directed by Moshe Leiser / Patrice Caurier, conductor Antonio Pappano, starring Jeremy White, Scott Hendricks, Ermonela Jaho, Elizabeth DeShong, Carlo Bosi, Gyula Nagy, Marcelo Puente, Emily Edmonds and Yuriy Yurchuk. Performed in Italia...

  • Baden-Baden 2014: Puccini: Manon Lescaut (2014)

    Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini, from the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, 2014. Directed by János Darvas, conductor Sir Simon Rattle. Starring Philharmonia Choir Vienna, Eva-Maria Westbroek, Lester Lynch, Massimo Giordano, Liang Li, Bogdan Mihai, Reinhard Dorn, Magdalena Kožená, Kresimir Spicer, Arth...

  • Tosca (2017)

    Tosca by Giacomo Puccini, from Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, 2017. Directed by Andreas Morell, conductor Sir Simon Rattle. Starring Kristine Opolais (Floria Tosca), Marcelo Álvarez (Mario Cavaradossi), Marco Vratogna (Baron Scarpia), Alexander Tsymbalyuk (Cesare Angelotti), Peter Rose (Il Sagrestano...

  • Dmitri Hvorostovsky Festival: Juan Diego Florez in Recital (2019)

    Dmitri Hvorostovsky Festival: Juan Diego Florez in Recital by Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti, Verdi, Léhar, Massenet, Bizet, Puccini, from Dmitri Hvorostovsky Festival 2019, Krasnoyarsk, 2019. Directed by Anais Spiro, conductor . Starring Juan Diego Florez with Vincenzo Scalera, piano.

  • Kristine Opolais in Concert at the Latvian National Opera (2017)

    Kristine Opolais in Concert at the Latvian National Opera by Boito, Catalani, Mascagni, Puccini, Saint-Saëns, Verdi, from Latvian National Opera, 2017. Directed by Zita Kaminska, starring Kristine Opolais.

  • Madama Butterfly (2004)

    Madama Butterfly by G.Puccini, from Festival Puccini Torre del Lago, performed at Teatro dei Quattromila, Torre del Lago, 2004. Directed by Stefano Monti, conductor Placido Domingo, starring Fabio Armiliato, Juan Pons, Daniela Dessì, Riccardo Zanellato, Stefano La Colla, Rossana Rinaldi, Salvator...

  • Madama Butterfly (2007)

    Madama Butterfly by G .Puccini, from Festival Puccini Torre del Lago, 2007. Directed by Stefano Vizioli, conductor Laurence Gilgore, starring Luca Salsi, Sally Wilson, Manrico Signorini, Carlo Barricelli, Elmira Veda, Annmaria Popescu and Emanuele Giannino. Performed in Italian and subtitled in E...

  • La rondine (2007)

    La rondine by G.Puccini, from Festival Puccini Torre del Lago, 2007. Directed by Lorenzo Amato, conductor Alberto Veronesi, starring Fabio Sartori, Svetla Vassileva, Giorgio Berrugi, Andrea Patucelli, Marzio Giossi, Maya Dashuk, Fernando Ciuffo, Alessandra Meozzi, Annunziata Vestri, Emanuele Gia...

  • Tosca (2007)

    Tosca by G.Puccini, from Festival G.Puccini Torre del Lago, 2007. Directed by Mario Corradi, conductor Valerio Galli, starring Riccardo Ferrari, Stefano Secco, Giorgio Surian, Fernando Ciuffo, Antonia Cifrone, Franco Boscolo, Giovanni Caramanna, Massimo La Guardia and Veio Torcigliani. Performed...

  • Le Villi (2019)

    Le Villi by G.Puccini, from Opera di Firenze, performed at Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, 2019. Directed by Francesco Saponaro, conductor Marco Angius, starring Maria Teresa Leva, Leonardo Caimi, Elia Fabbian, Tony Laudadio.Performed in Italian and Subtitled in Italian,English, German, Fr...