Giacomo PUCCINI (Lucca, 22 December 1858 – Brussels, 29 novembre 1924). Italian composer of opera. How many of his operas can you name? Which opera was not quite finished when he died? What did he die of?
Original Opera Poster, Puccini's Turandot. Art print from Art.com. Puccini died before finishing his last opera, the dark, beautiful, and exotic Turandot. The lush exoticism of Puccini's swan song fit perfectly in the art deco movement of the 1920's.