Le opere pucciniane
Le Villi - Dance-opera in one act and two scenes to a libretto by Ferdinando Fontana from Les Willis by Alphonse Karr. First performance: Milan, Teatro Dal Verme, 31st May 1884.
Edgar - Opera in four acts to a libretto by Ferdinando Fontana, from the dramatic poem La Coupe et les Lèvres by Alfred de Musset. First performance: Milan, Teatro alla Scala, 21st April, 1889.
Manon Lescaut - Opera in four acts to a libretto by an anonymous author (those actually collaborating were Marco Praga, Domenico Oliva, Ruggero Leoncavallo, Luigi Illica and Giulio Ricordi) from the novel “Histoire du Chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut” by Abbé Antoine-François Prévost. First performance: Turin, Teatro Regio, 1st February 1893.
La Bohème - Four scenes to a libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica, from the novel “Scènes de la vie de bohème” by Henri Murger. First performance: Turin, Teatro Regio, 1st February 1896.
Tosca - Melodrama in three acts to a libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica, from the drama La Tosca by Victorien Sardou. First performance: Rome, Teatro Costanzi, 14th January 1900.
Madama Butterfly - Japanese tragedy in two acts to a libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica, from the drama by David Belasco. First performance: Milan, Teatro alla Scala, 17th February 1904.
La fanciulla del West - Opera in three acts to a libretto by Guelfo Civinini and Carlo Zangarini, from the play The Girl of the Golden West by David Belasco. First performance: New York, Metropolitan Opera House, 10th December, 1910.
La rondine - Opera in three acts to a libretto by Giuseppe Adami, Alfred Maria Willner and Heinz Reichert. First performance: Monte Carlo, Théâtre de l’Opéra, 27th March, 1917.
Il tabarro - Opera in one act to a libretto by Giuseppe Adami, from the drama La houppelande by Didier Gold, the first panel of The triptych. First performance: New York, Metropolitan Opera House, 14th December 1918.
Suor Angelica - Opera in one act to a libretto by Giovacchino Forzano, the second panel of The triptych.
First performance: New York, Metropolitan Opera House, 14th December, 1918.
Gianni Schicchi - Opera in one act to a libretto by Giovacchino Forzano, third panel of The triptych. Premiere: New York, Metropolitan Opera House, 14th December, 1918.
Turandot - Opera in three acts to a libretto by Giuseppe Adami and Renato Simoni, from the theatrical fable of the same name by Carlo Gozzi. Because of the death of Giacomo Puccini (1924), the work was completed by Franco Alfano. First performance: Milan, Teatro alla Scala, 26th April, 1926. Subsequently completed also by Luciano Berio.