July 24, 27, 29 and 31
August 3, 5 and 7
NL-8482 KS Spanga
Gemeente Weststellingwerf, Friesland
Giacomo Puccini hailed from a family of church musicians. His break with this tradition and his choice of its exact opposite, opera, was inspired by his attending a performance of Verdi's Aida. In 1880, thanks to a scholarship and a patron, he set off for Milan, where he was trained to be a composer in the space of three short years.