A surprisingly faithful interpretation (with extra-sludgy guitars).
Giacomo Puccini Guides
Yes, we all know the tune and we’ve all seen Pavarotti sing it. But why is it so, so good?
It’s one of opera’s best known and best loved arias – but how well do you really know this heart-breaking piece?
Let us show you where to start with opera - what to listen out for, which composers to seek out and whether to bring your opera glasses…
Get to know Giacomo Puccini's tragic love story, La Bohème. Includes plot synopsis and pictures
John Suchet gives his verdict on the new production of the classic musical from the creators of 'Les Mis'.
He's the great Italian composer who gave us La Bohème, Tosca, Madam Butterfly and, of course, 'Nessun Dorma'. His arias are some of classical music's greatest tearjerkers - but what else is there to know about Giacomo Puccini?
Explore Puccini's story of love and heartbreak, with our synopsis and stunning pictures from English National Opera's production.
Pavarotti, Calleja, Lanza, Carreras... They're all epic, but which one's the best?
Explore the romance and tragedy of one of Giacomo Puccini's greatest operas, Tosca. Includes plot synopsis and pictures
What is it about Puccini's music that makes it so popular?
Classic FM guides you through the different recordings of Puccini's popular opera, La Bohème.
Puccini was the operatic supremo whose blazing melodramas strike right to the core of human emotion.
Classic FM celebrates the longevity, versatility and bankability of Puccini’s most famous aria - Nessun Dorma.