2 Euro commemorative uncirculated coin “90th Anniversary of the death of Giacomo Puccini“

Manon Lescaut (Turin, Teatro Regio, February 1893), La Bohème (Turin, Teatro Regio, February 1896), Tosca (Rome, Teatro Costanzi, January 1900) and Madama Butterfly (Brescia, Teatro Grande, Maggio 1904), La fanciulla del West. With these works Giacomo Puccini became the so called “Master”. His pieces have been performed in Europe and America. His last work ,Turandot, was completed by Franco Alfano in 1926, and obtained the same international success of the all his other works. Puccini was able to interpret the nineteenth century heritage, giving to his works personality and character. With impetus and eclecticism he tackled with all kinds of music, from dramatic to mystic and even comical genre. Anyway his distinctive features are better expressed in his lyric works where idyll, nostalgia and death are the central point. He always excited the public’s admiration but had not the support of the critics which treated him with hostility and started to reassess the Master only later on. After 90 years from his death his works are successfully performed in the most prestigious theaters of the world. In the coin is represented the face of the Master Giacomo Puccini, around the writing G. Puccini, the issue year and SAN MARINO.