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Madama Butterfly, music by Giacomo Puccini, Hohenstein artist

The Puccini family was established in Lucca as a local musical dynasty by Puccini's great-great-grandfather – also named Giacomo (1712–1781). [2] [3] This first Giacomo Puccini was maestro di cappella of the Cattedrale di San Martino in Lucca.

Adolfo Hohenstein (Saint Petersburg, 18 March 1854 – Bonn, 12 April 1928) was a German painter, advertiser, illustrator, set designer and costume designer.Hohenstein is considered the father of Italian poster art [citation needed] and an exponent of the Stile Liberty, the Italian Art Nouveau.

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