Giacomo Puccini: a profile

Updated: May 16


Born into a long line of church musicians, Puccini was, as expected, at first a church organist.

Born 1858 / Died 1924

However, after gaining a place at the Milan Conservatory he soon turned his immense talent to opera.


Puccini wrote twelve operas in total including the much beloved La bohème, Tosca, Madama Butterfly, Gianni Schicchi and Turandot which was completed posthumously first by Franco Alfano and then later again by Luciano Berio.

Puccini and Opera on Location

Tosca (August 2016) | Abbeydale Picture House, Sheffield – see more

La bohème revival (September 2016) | Spiegeltent at Night, Barker's Pool, Sheffield – see more

La bohème (August 2014) | Graves Gallery, Sheffield – see more