Giacomo Puccini was an Italian opera composer of the Romantic era. Among his most popular works are Tosca, La Boheme, Madama Butterfly, and Turandot. Puccini is famous for writing haunting melodies. The Puccini family was a long line of musicians. His grandfather, (also named Giacomo) his father, and the maiestro himself.
Puccini studied at the Milan Conservatory under Poncielli. Some of his more famous arias are Un bel di verdremo from Madam Butterfly, O mio babbino caro from Gianni Schicchi, Quando men vo from La boheme, and Nessun dorma from Turandot.