Puccini, my all-time favorite opera composer. His music is out of this world. If you don't know anything about opera but want to see one, go see a Puccini opera. I promise you it will be worth your time/money.
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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.
Giacomo Antonio Domenico Michele Secondo Maria Puccini (1858–1924), generally known as Giacomo Puccini, was an Italian composer whose operas are among the important operas played as standards. Puccini has been called "the greatest composer of Italian opera after Verdi". While his early work was rooted in traditional late-19th-century romantic Italian opera, he successfully developed his work in the 'realistic' verismo style, of which he became one of the leading exponents.