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Puccini, Turandot

Original Opera Poster, Puccini's Turandot. Art print from Art.com. Puccini died before finishing his last opera, the dark, beautiful, and exotic Turandot. The lush exoticism of Puccini's swan song fit perfectly in the art deco movement of the 1920's.

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Maria Callas.....beautiful aria!! For me, she will always be the greatest operatic soprano of the 20th century. Her enormous, brilliant musical legacy is just now being being realized!

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from The Well-Tempered Ear

Classical music Q&A: Puccini’s “La Boheme” is a perfect opera, says University of Wisconsin opera director William Farlow. And the chamber music group Con Vivo starts its 10th season tonight with a mostly Mozart concert.

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Turandot: An Opera by Giacomo Puccini. Opera Comic Strip Art by William Elliott

Turandot: An Opera by Giacomo Puccini. Opera Comic Strip Art by William Elliott

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Giacomo Puccini: as an Italian composer whose operas, including La bohème, Tosca, Madama Butterfly, and Turandot, are among the most frequently performed in the standard repertoire.[1][2] Some of his arias, such as "O mio babbino caro" from Gianni Schicchi, "Che gelida manina" from La bohème, and "Nessun dorma" from Turandot, have become part of popular culture. Described by Encyclopædia Britannica Online as "one of the greatest exponents of operatic realism.

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