Giacomo Puccini

"Un bel di, vedremo" from Madame Butterfly

            Verdi, Mozart, and Puccini are the triumvirate of surely the most beloved opera composers of all time.  And Madame Butterfly is by most accounts on the top ten listed of most frequently performed operas.  It, and Puccini’s other three evergreen works--La bohèmeTosca, and Turandot—are all central to the operatic repertoire.