Giacomo Puccini

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Giacomo Antonio Domenico Michele Secondo Maria Puccini (22 December 1858 - 29 November 1924) was an Italian composer whose operas are among the important operas played as standards.


La bohème (1896)[edit]

Libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica after Henry Murger's novel.

  • in te ravviso --il sogno ch'io vorrei sempre sognar! (Rodolfo)
    • In you, I see the Dreams that I have always dreamed/longed for!
    • Act I O Soave Fanciulla
  • Ho tante cose che ti voglio dire, o una sola, ma grande come il mare, come il mare profonda ed infinita...Sei il mio amore e tutta la mia vita! (Mimì)
    • There are many things that I want to tell you -- well, really, only one -- but that one is as large as the ocean -- as the ocean is deep and infinite, so is my love for you and it will be for all my life!
    • Act IV Sono andante?

Tosca (1900)[edit]

Libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica after Victorien Sardou's play.

  • Questo è il bacio di Tosca! (Floria Tosca)
    • This is Tosca's kiss!
    • Act II
  • Avanti a lui tremava tutta Roma. (Floria Tosca)
    • Before him all Rome trembled.
    • Act II

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