December 22nd marks the 160th birthday of Italian composer Giacomo Puccini. Although Puccini's career began in the genre of traditional romantic Italian opera, his expertise was in composing realistic (verismo) operas.
Madama Butterfly, La bohème, Tosca and Turnadot are Puccini's most celebrated works, all of which are still performed regularly to this day. These operas, plus several of Puccini's other compositions, can be found in the MPAL collection on LP and CD. Several scores of Puccini's operas are located in the MPAL collections.
Please see the links in the left and right columns for more information about Giacomo Puccini and his works at the Music and Performing Arts Library.