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Puccini's Wagnerisimo

Presented by Boston Wagner Society at Boston Public Library, Rabb Auditorium, Boston MA

Apr 14 2023
Puccini's Wagnerisimo

The Boston Wagner Society presents, "Puccini's Wagnerismo," a special lecture by Dr. Deborah Burton of Boston University. FREE to all!

How Puccini “Secretly” showed his admiration for Wagner! This talk traces the many ways that Puccini “secretly” showed his admiration for Wagner, from his earliest opera to his last, Turandot, which was left unfinished at his deathbed.

Dr. Deborah Burton, Associate Professor of Music at Boston University, discusses Wagner's influence on Puccini!

Opera lovers may think of Wagner’s Isolde and Puccini’s Turandot as living in different operatic universes.  But the truth—long hidden—is that Puccini’s was a devoted Wagnerian and emulated the German maestro throughout his career.

The antagonistic cultural milieu that pitted Verdi against Wagner (and, by extension, Italy against Germany) into which Puccini stepped at the

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Boston Public Library, Rabb Auditorium

700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

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