Giacomo Puccini (1858–1924) was an Italian composer whose operas, including La bohème, Tosca, Madama Butterfly, and Turandot, are among the most frequently performed in the standard repertoire. Some of his arias, such as "O mio babbino caro" from Gianni Schicchi, "Che gelida manina" from La bohème, and "Nessun dorma" from Turandot, have become part of popular culture. - Wikipedia
Messa di Gloria. See list below for conductor/star cast/label info. Every opera is linked to Wikipedia, where you can find links for synopsis and libretto. For the most famous operas, I also put in a highlights album with different casts after the complete recording. La bohème is from the 11-CD Puccini Edition (Decca), Tosca is from the 17-CD Puccini: The Operas (EMI), and Suor Angelica is from the 15-CD Puccini: The Great Operas (Decca), so you can also find all these great collections in this playlist.
- Le Villi, José Cura, Nuova Era
- Edgar, Domingo, DG
- Manon Lescaut, Callas, EMI
- La bohème, Pavarotti, Decca
- Tosca, Levine, EMI
- Madama Butterfly, Barbirolli, EMI
- La fanciulla del West, Matačić, EMI
- La rondine, Pannano, EMI
- Il tabarro, Pannano, EMI
- Suor Angelica, Tebaldi, Decca
- Gianni Schicchi, Gobbi, EMI
- Turandot, Karajan, DG
Here's the Spotify playlist: Giacomo Puccini: Complete Operas and Other Works (530 tracks, total time: 1 day) Ctrl (CMD)+G to browse in album view. All operas are available on Spotify UK and USA in their entirety. You can also find four excellent introductory audiobooks for Puccini's operas on Spotify, from Naxos Educational.