Giacomo Puccini by Giacomo Puccini
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Giacomo Puccini
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Giacomo Puccini

Madama Butterfly in Full Score Reprinted edition

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Giacomo Puccini by Giacomo Puccini

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When Puccini was inspired to write "Madama Butterfly," he was at the peak of his fame, idolized as the composer of three great operatic successes, "Manon Lescaut," "La Boheme," and "Tosca." His inspiration was a London production of David Belasco's American play "Madam Butterfly," in whose poignant love story Puccini saw the elements that invariably drew his interest as a composer: a strong theatrical situation involving a heroine in distress.With his librettists Illica and Giacosa, Puccini began work on "Madama Butterfly" in 1902. The opera received its first production at La Scala in Milan in 1904, but it was not until the following year that its golden future would become apparent. A Covent Garden production featuring two of the greatest singers of the day in the leading roles Emmy Destinn as Butterfly and Enrico Caruso as Pinkerton brought London to its feet. When, a year later, it was produced with equal success at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, "Madama Butterfly" began its long reign as one of the greatest favorites of the operatic repertoire.This finely made full-score edition of "Madama Butterfly" is reprinted from the authoritative edition originally published by G. Ricordi, Milan. With it, students and lovers of opera can study intimately a masterpiece of the genre, widely admired for its melodic richness and glorious orchestral scoring."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780486263458
ISBN-10: 0486263452
Format: Paperback
(280mm x 210mm x 26mm)
Pages: 496
Imprint: Dover Publications Inc.
Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
Publish Date: 1-Aug-1990
Country of Publication: United States

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Boheme by Giacomo Puccini Boheme, Paperback (October 2010)

Puccini's masterpiece "La boheme" is one of the most beloved and enduring operas. This guide evaluates the opera's initial reception, the reasons for its wide appeal and Verdi's influence on the composition. It is suitable for those who are interested in the background to this opera, its themes and composition.

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Author Biography - Giacomo Puccini

Italian composer Giacomo Puccini (1858 1924) created "La Boheme, Madama Butterfly, Turandot, ""Tosca, "and other beloved operas. He was the most popular opera composer in the world at the time of his death, and his works remain standards of the repertoire."

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