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Puccini

[poo-chee-nee; Italian poot-chee-nee] /puˈtʃi ni; Italian putˈtʃi ni/
noun
1.
Giacomo
[jah-kaw-maw] /ˈdʒɑ kɔ mɔ/ (Show IPA),
1858–1924, Italian operatic composer.
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  • Puccini was full, not of the success of his opera, but of the achievements of the artists who were interpreting it.

    Giacomo Puccini Wakeling Dry
  • But, as we shall see, the path to fame did not immediately open to Puccini.

    Giacomo Puccini Wakeling Dry
  • But Puccini told me, when last I saw him, that so far he had only spent a week-end in it.

    Giacomo Puccini Wakeling Dry
  • Puccini kept a diary, which he called "Bohemian Life," in 1881.

    Giacomo Puccini Wakeling Dry
  • In a few pages are enough melodies and themes to set up a Puccini—or for that matter a Strauss or an Elgar—for life.

    Richard Wagner John F. Runciman
  • One29 statement at least was very characteristic of Puccini.

    Giacomo Puccini Wakeling Dry
  • Puccini's music is dramatic, and by far the greater part of it, by a sort of quick natural instinct, is purely of the theatre.

    Giacomo Puccini Wakeling Dry
  • Puccini seems to realize this, for he accompanies the obnoxious word with a discord!

    Stars of the Opera Mabel Wagnalls
  • One may point almost to Bizet, as shown in Carmen, as the special point from which Puccini started.

    Giacomo Puccini Wakeling Dry
  • Puccini looked at the story of Manon through Italian spectacles.

    The Opera R.A. Streatfeild
British Dictionary definitions for Puccini

Puccini

/pʊˈtʃiːnɪ/
noun
1.
Giacomo (ˈdʒaːkomo). 1858–1924, Italian operatic composer, noted for the dramatic realism of his operas, which include Manon Lescaut (1893), La Bohème (1896), Tosca (1900), and Madame Butterfly (1904)
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