Giacomo Puccini La Bohème

Giacomo Puccini

This is a list of compositions by Giacomo Puccini.

Find The Metropolitan Opera on Facebook (opens new window) Find The Metropolitan Opera on Twitter (opens new window) Find The Metropolitan Opera on Instagram (opens new window). Orchestration: Puccini has a reputation for being a masterful orchestrator and 'La boheme' illustrates this, being a clinic in opera orchestral writing. The orchestral sound is simultaneously transparent and rich: transparent in that the vocal lines can be clearly heard.

Operas[edit]

  • Le Villi, libretto by Ferdinando Fontana (in one act – premiered at the Teatro Dal Verme, 31 May 1884)
    • second version (in two acts – premiered at the Teatro Regio, 26 December 1884)
    • third version (in two acts – premiered at La Scala, 24 January 1885)
    • fourth version (in two acts – premiered at the Teatro dal Verme, 7 November 1889)
  • Edgar, libretto by Ferdinando Fontana (in four acts – premiered at La Scala, 21 April 1889)
    • second version (in four acts – premiered at the Teatro del Giglio, 5 September 1891)
    • third version (in three acts – premiered at the Teatro Comunale, 28 January 1892)
    • fourth version (in three acts – premiered at the Teatro Opera, 8 July 1905)
  • Manon Lescaut, libretto by Luigi Illica, Marco Praga and Domenico Oliva (in four acts – premiered at the Teatro Regio, 1 February 1893)
    • second version (in four acts – premiered at the Teatro Coccia, 21 December 1893)
  • La bohème, libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa (in four acts – premiered at the Teatro Regio, 1 February 1896)
  • Tosca, libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa (in three acts – premiered at the Teatro Costanzi, 14 January 1900)
  • Madama Butterfly, libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa (in two acts – premiered at La Scala, 17 February 1904)
    • second version (in three acts – premiered at the Teatro Grande, 28 May 1904)
    • third version (in three acts – premiered at Covent Garden, 10 July 1905)
    • fourth version (in three acts – premiered at the Opéra-Comique, 28 December 1906)
    • fifth version (in three acts – premiered at the Teatro Carcano, 9 December 1920)
  • La fanciulla del West, libretto by Guelfo Civinini and Carlo Zangarini (in three acts – premiered at the Metropolitan Opera, 10 December 1910)
    • second version (in three acts – premiered at La Scala, 29 December 1912)
  • La rondine, libretto by Giuseppe Adami (in three acts – premiered at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo, 27 March 1917)
    • second version (in three acts – premiered at the Teatro Massimo, 10 April 1920)
    • third version (in three acts – possible premier at the Teatro Verdi, 11 April 1924); orchestration of the third act completed in 1994 by Lorenzo Ferrero (premiered at the Teatro Regio, 22 March 1994)
  • Il trittico (premiered at the Metropolitan Opera, 14 December 1918)
    • Il tabarro, libretto by Giuseppe Adami
    • Suor Angelica, libretto by Giovacchino Forzano
    • Gianni Schicchi, libretto by Giovacchino Forzano
  • Turandot, libretto by Renato Simoni and Giuseppe Adami (in three acts – incomplete at the time of Puccini's death, completed by Franco Alfano: premiered at La Scala, 25 April 1926; an alternative completion was commissioned from Luciano Berio in 2002)

Other works[edit]

(with dates of premieres and locations)

Giacomo puccini: la boheme act i

La Boheme By Giacomo Puccini

  • Pezzi per organo e per pianoforte (1874-1878)
  • A te (c. 1875)
  • Preludio a orchestra (1876)
  • Plaudite populi (Lucca, 1877)
  • Credo (Lucca, 1878)
  • Vexilla Regis (1878)
  • Messa a 4 voci con orchestra (Lucca, 1880) Published in 1951 as Messa di Gloria
  • Adagio in A major (1881)
  • Largo Adagetto in F major (c. 1881–83)
  • Salve del ciel Regina (c. 1882)
  • Mentìa l’avviso (c. 1882)
  • Preludio Sinfonico in A major (Milan, 1882)
  • Fugues (c. 1883)
  • Scherzo in D (1883)
  • Storiella d’amore (1883)
  • Capriccio Sinfonico (Milan, 1883)
  • Sole ed amore (1888)
  • Crisantemi (movement for string quartet, 1890, a Threnody 'Alla memoria di Amedeo di Savoia Duca d'Aosta', composed in the course of a single night in memory of his friend the duke of Aosta)[1][2]
  • Minuetto n.1 (string quartet, published about 1892, 'A S.A.R.Vittoria Augusta di Borbone, Principessa di Capua')
  • Minuetto n.2 (string quartet, published about 1892, 'All'esimio violinista prof. Augusto Michelangeli')
  • Minuetto n.3 (string quartet, published about 1892, 'All'amico maestro Carlo Carignani')
  • Piccolo valzer (1894)
  • Avanti Urania! (1896)
  • Scossa elettrica (1896)
  • Inno a Diana (1897)
  • E l'uccellino (1899)
  • Terra e mare (1902)
  • Canto d'anime (1904)
  • Requiem (27 January 1905, Milan)
  • Dios y Patria (himno escolar, text in Spanish, 3 August 1905, Buenos Aires)
  • Casa mia, casa mia (1908)
  • Sogno d'or (1913)
  • Pezzo per pianoforte (1916)
  • Morire? (c. 1917) – This song was transposed by a half step (into G-flat major) and set to different text in the 1st revision of his work La rondine called 'Parigi è la città dei desideri' which is sung by Ruggero in the 1st act. Besides the key and text changes, it is the exact music to the aria.
  • Inno a Roma (1 June 1919, Rome)

References[edit]

  1. ^Allegriquartet websiteArchived 2014-03-06 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^Robin Stowell (13 November 2003). The Cambridge Companion to the String Quartet. Cambridge Companions to Music. Cambridge University Press. p. 260. ISBN978-0-521-00042-0.

Giacomo Puccini La Boheme Takes Place In

Sources[edit]

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  • Budden, Julian (2005). Puccini: His Life and Works. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press. ISBN978-0-19-534625-1.

Giacomo Puccini - La Boheme

  • Fairtile, Linda B. (2013). Giacomo Puccini: A Guide to Research. Oxford, England: Taylor & Francis. ISBN978-1-135-59241-7.
  • Girardi, Michele (2001). 'Puccini, Giacomo'. Grove Music Online. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/gmo/9781561592630.article.6002278242.(subscription or UK public library membership required)

External links[edit]

  • Free scores by Giacomo Puccini at the International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP)
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