Monday, 22 December 2014

Happy Birthday, Puccini!


December 22 marks the birthday of the Italian opera composer Giacomo Puccini, born in Lucca in 1858. 

I love a bit of Puccini, despite the 'populist' criticisms. Tosca (1900) is, in fact, my favourite opera of all time. 

To celebrate, anyway, here's Luciano Pavarotti singing Recondita armonia, from the opening of Tosca.