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The Puccini 'Brand'

Monday, August 18, 2008

Giacomo Puccini's 150th birthday is coming up this December. This summer, his birthplace of Lucca, Italy is celebrating in high style. Today, music writer Fred Plotkin joins us from the composer’s home town, where the Puccini Festival is underway. He’ll tell us why Americans are so obsessed with Puccini -- even while Italians are bigger Verdi fans.

Our blog: John Schaefer on Puccini

Guests:

Fred Plotkin

Comments [1]

Toby

Don't forget that Jonathan Larson's Rent was inspired by Puccini's La Bohème.

Aug. 18 2008 11:04 AM

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