22/12/1858 Italian opera composer Giacomo Puccini is born
The Triumph of Puccini - BBC La Bohème
Nicola Luisotti on how to conduct Puccini (The Royal Opera)
Giacomo Puccini playing piano
Giacomo Puccini - Frammenti di Vita
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Giacomo Puccini's early work was rooted in traditional late-19th-century romantic Italian opera. His most known works are La bohème, Tosca, and Madama Butterfly. He has been called the greatest composer of Italian opera after Verdi.