Category Archives: Puccini

Mozarthaus, Vienna

After returning from Bratislava I visited the only one of Mozart’s residences still in existence in Vienna.  This is amazing in itself considering that he lived in 14 places in and around Vienna in a 10 year space of time. … Continue reading

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Arrivederci Puccini!

Tonight is my last night in Lucca so I went to another of the aria performances held at San Giovanni. I mentioned in a prior post that the town is being dressed up for the reopening of the Puccini Museum … Continue reading

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Torre del Lago Puccini

Regrettably, Ann had to leave Lucca today at about 12:30.  However, while I was at the bus station with her I told her that there was apparently a bus to the town where Puccini’s adult home is at Torre del … Continue reading

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Deja vu!

When Ann and I arrived back in Lucca (Friday night) it was about 9:00, just in time to have dinner and drink some more!  O Mio Dio! We stopped by my hotel and my “boyfriend” Guglielmo just happened to be … Continue reading

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The musicality of Italy

The Italians use the word “musicality” a lot to describe their language and there are parts of the grammar that have been adapted to support the melodiousness of la lingua. Naturally, there is also the literal music of the country. … Continue reading

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Puccini

I love Puccini (1858-1924), he’s my favorite composer.  Mozart is a close second. Lucca is the birthplace of Puccini and it is my misfortune that his house is closed for renovations!  However, he spent most of his life and wrote … Continue reading

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The big reveal

So here it is, I am off to Italy next week, for about 6 weeks, with hopes of learning Italian and clearing my head!  The food, wine, and coffee all convenient side benefits! I have always wanted to learn another … Continue reading

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