The American Center for Puccini Studies specializes in presenting rare and neglected performance editions of works by composer Giacomo Puccini to the music loving public. No other opera company in the world is exploring Puccini's lesser-known scores with such enthusiasm and scholarship. The American Center for Puccini Studies approaches these works with passion and a welcome appreciation of their historical context. The ACPS is heroically fighting to preserve an authentic performing tradition as well as the universal humanity of Puccini operas. Founded in 2004 by one of the world’s leading Puccini artists and scholars, Dr. Harry N. Dunstan, the company enjoys a varied and popular performance history. The ACPS also champions active Education and Young Artist Development programs that offer performance opportunities through roles in our professional productions and scene workshops.