Life of Puccini

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Saturday, April 04, 2015

Vittorio Grigolo as Rodolfo and Anita Hartig in her Met debut as Mimì in Puccini's 'La Bohème.' Vittorio Grigolo as Rodolfo and Anita Hartig in her Met debut as Mimì in Puccini's "La Bohème." (Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera)

From the first time he heard an opera, Giacomo Puccini knew that this was the kind of music he wanted to write. Tune into Classics for Kids this weekend to learn more about the life and works of this famous Italian.

Music used within the program (all by Puccini):
Mottetto per San Paolino
Gianni Schicchi, "O mio babbino caro"
Capriccio Sinfonico
Le Villi, "Witches’ Sabbath"
Manon Lescaut, "Donna non vidi mai"
La Boheme, "Che gelida manina"
Tosca, "E lucevan le stelle"
Madame Butterfly, "Un bel di"
Turandot, "Nessun dorma"

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