Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Complete Operas Of Puccini” as Want to Read:
The Complete Operas Of Puccini
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Complete Operas Of Puccini

3.4 of 5 stars 3.40  ·  rating details  ·  10 ratings  ·  2 reviews
While Puccini wrote only twelve operas during a long life—three of them one-acters designed to be performed together—he has to be ranked today as the world’s most popular composer of opera. His La Bohème and Tosca are more frequently performed in the major opera houses than works by other composers, and Madame Butterfly and Manon Lescaut rank not far behind. What is the ex ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published August 22nd 1983 by Da Capo Press (first published January 1st 1981)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Complete Operas Of Puccini, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Complete Operas Of Puccini

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-24 of 24)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Alexander Arsov
Charles Osborne

The Complete Operas of Puccini:
A Critical Guide

Victor Gollancz, Paperback, 1990.

8vo. 279 pp.

First published, 1981.
First published in Gollancz Paperbacks, 1990.



I. Le Villi [1884]
II. Edgar [1889]
III. Manon Lescaut [1893]
IV. La Boheme [1896]
V. Tosca [1900]
VI. Madama Butterfly [1904]
VII. La Fanciulla del West [1910]
VIII. La Rondine [1917]
IX. Il Tritico [1918]
- Il Tabarro
- Suor Angelica
- Gianni Schicchi
X. Turandot [1926]

Some Books Consulted

* In square brac
I must agree with a review below (written by a gentleman who appears to have wandered out of the 19th century) that Osborne's book presents a lot of challenges. He doesn't really seem to respond to Puccini very well, and I suspect he was the wrong choice for writing this book, at least from an emotional level. Like the "wrong kind" of fans - those who go along to something chiefly to diss it afterward, and discuss how it "should" be done (Wagnerites are the worst at this!) - as opposed to those ...more
Marita added it
Jan 08, 2015
Burcu Duygu
Burcu Duygu marked it as to-read
May 06, 2014
Katie marked it as to-read
Mar 31, 2013
Tomasz added it
Mar 22, 2013
Paul added it
May 03, 2012
Paul added it
Sep 04, 2011
Terry added it
Nov 26, 2010
M added it
Jan 18, 2009
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Spider's Web The Life and Crimes of Agatha Christie: A Biographical Companion to the Works of Agatha Christie Murder In Three Stages: Black Coffee, Spider's Web, The Unexpected Guest W.H. Auden: The Life of a Poet The Complete Operas Of Verdi

Share This Book