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Giacomo Puccini, The dark side of the moon

Puccini's women

Giacomo Puccini, The dark side of the moon Puccini's women

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The Italian composer, Giacomo Puccini is reputed to have once described himself as "a passionate hunter of water birds, texts and women." It was an ironic description of the problems which are said to have accompanied him throughout his life.

He was indeed a passionate, yet terrible, hunter. With every opera he wrote, he wore out numerous librettists in the search for the perfect text, because unlike Mozart, he couldn't write a single note before the "script" for a new piece of work was just as he wanted it – and for as long as he lived, he was almost maniac in his hunt for and collection of beautiful women...

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  • Directed by: Andreas Morell
  • Production date: 2008
  • Duration: 1 h 00 min
  • Production: © LAVA FILM
  • Available version(s): EN

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