Gianni Schicchi (includes O Mio Babbino Caro)
Giacomo Puccini

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The first of Puccini's 5 entries in the Ultimate Hall of Fame. This has appeared in 19 of the 20 charts and reached its highest position of 137 in 2003.

In this comic Puccini miniature from 1918, a Florentine trickster cons a bereaved family into bequeathing all its inheritance to him. The opera is the third and final part of Puccini's Il trittico (The Triptych) three one-act operas with contrasting themes, and it includes the popular 'O mio babbino caro'.