Giovacchino Forzano

Giovacchino Forzano

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Giovacchino Forzano (19 November 1884 - 18 October 1970) was an Italian playwright, librettist, stage director, and film director. A resourceful writer, he produced opera librettos for most of the major Italian composers of the early twentieth century, including the librettos for Giacomo Puccini's Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi. Forzano was born in Borgo San Lorenzo, in the province of Florence. He studied medicine before embarking on a brief career as an operatic baritone. He then began studying law and, after finishing his diploma, became a freelance journalist, contributing regularly to several of Italy's major newspapers. In 1914 he met and befriended Giacomo Puccini who asked him to write the librettos for his Il trittico, a collection of three one-act operas.show more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 163g
  • Psychopublishing
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 613626188X
  • 9786136261881