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.
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?