Andrés Hernández-Salazar - tenor, lecturer & singing teacher

Opera History Courses

Puccini and la giovane scuola

From the 1890s until his death in 1924, Puccini was the leading figure in the ‘Young School’ of Italian opera composers who inherited the mantle from the ‘grand old maestro’ Verdi and developed the verismo school: operas that represented ‘real’ life.