Giacomo Antonio Domenico Michele Secondo Maria Puccini (Italian: [ˈdʒaːkomo putˈtʃiːni]; 22 December 1858 – 29 November 1924), generally kent as Giacomo Puccini, wis an Italian componer whose operas are amang the important operas played as staundarts.[n 1]
Puccini haes been cried "the greatest componer o Italian opera efter Verdi". While his early wirk wis ruitit in tradeetional late-19t-century romantic Italian opera, he successfully developed his wirk in the 'realistic' verismo style, o which he acame ane o the leadin exponents.
- The wabsteid Operabase.com in its section on opera statistics 2007–2012 ranks Puccini, wi 2294 performances o 13 operas, in third place behind Verdi (3020 performances o 29 operas) an Mozart (2410 performances o 22 operas). Three o Puccini's operas wur in the tap 10 performed: La bohème (2nt place), Tosca (5t place) an Madama Butterfly (7t place).
- Ravenni and Girardi, n.d., Introduction