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Puccini (Madame Butterfly) Puccini based his opera in part on the short story “Madame Butterfly” (1898)

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Puccini, Madama Butterfly

The cover of an early Italian edition of the music and words for Puccini's opera Madama Butterfly

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Giacomo Puccini. "There is little doubt today that of all operatic music, Puccini's is the most universally known; more people know the famous arias from La Bohème, Madame Butterfly and Turandot than any others..." Women are the central characters in many of Puccini's operas. He could compose a crescendo like nobody's business.

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Giacomo PUCCINI (Lucca, 22 December 1858 – Brussels, 29 novembre 1924). Italian composer of opera. How many of his operas can you name? Which opera was not quite finished when he died? What did he die of?

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This is not a music tech resource as such, but free and highly useful!  There are a few opera strips to see - each one explains an opera synopsis clearly and succinctly.  Excellent for students

This is not a music tech resource as such, but free and highly useful! There are a few opera strips to see - each one explains an opera synopsis clearly and succinctly. Excellent for students

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