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Bold youth and hot blood Feature

Bold youth and hot blood

Manon Lescaut was Puccini’s first unequivocal triumph as he reached artistic maturity. In this article, Fiona Maddocks discusses his music and the sympathy it lends his title character.

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Puccini’s ‘enemy opera’ Programme article

Puccini’s ‘enemy opera’

La rondine was Puccini's first, and reluctant, commission in the field of operetta. George hall tracks its development amidst the outset of the First World War

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