Puccini – 1858-1924 – 20th Century

Contemporary period

Some of the greatest Italian operas of the 20th century were written by Giacomo Puccini (1858 – 1924). These include Manon Lescaut, La bohème, Tosca, and Madama Butterfly, Turandot and La rondine, the last two being left unfinished. In 2002 Luciano Berio attempted a completion of Turandot, and in 1994 Lorenzo Ferrero completed the orchestration of the third version of La rondine.

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