List of compositions by Giacomo Puccini

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This is a list of compositions by Giacomo Puccini.

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 of Torino, 26 December 1884)
    • third version (in two acts – premiered at La Scala (the Teatro alla 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 de la Opera Buenos Aires, 8 July 1905)
  • Manon Lescaut, libretto by Luigi Illica, Marco Praga and Domenico Oliva (premiered at the Teatro Regio, 1 February 1893)
    • second version (premiered at the Teatro Coccia, 21 December 1893)
  • La bohème, libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa (premiered at the Teatro Regio of Torino, 1 February 1896)
  • Tosca, libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa (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 two acts – premiered at the Teatro Grande di Brescia, 28 May 1904)
    • third version (premiered at Covent Garden, London 10 July 1905)
    • fourth version (premiered at the Opéra-Comique in Paris, 28 December 1906)
    • fifth version (premiered at the Teatro Carcano, 9 December 1920)
  • La fanciulla del West, libretto by Guelfo Civinini and Carlo Zangarini (premiered at the Metropolitan Opera, 10 December 1910)
    • second version (premiered at La Scala, 29 December 1912)
  • La rondine, libretto by Giuseppe Adami (premiered at the Opéra of Monte Carlo, 27 March 1917)
    • second version (premiered at the Opéra of Monte Carlo, 10 April 1920)
    • third version (possible premier at the Teatro Verdi, 11 April 1924); orchestration of the third act completed in 1994 by Lorenzo Ferrero (premiered at Teatro Regio di Torino, 22 March 1994)
  • Il trittico (premiered at the Metropolitan Opera, 14 December 1918)
  • Turandot, libretto by Renato Simoni and Giuseppe Adami (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 and versions[edit]

(with dates of premieres and locations)

  • 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 (string quartet, 1890, "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)

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