The Maestro’s Woman (B)

Project Description

As Giacomo Puccini composes his last opera, Turandot, we recall his life of passion, romance, and scandal. We begin with his early years of devotion to his mother; follow him as he writes Le Villi, Edgar, and Manon Lescaut; see him provide the fateful voice lessons to his classmate’s wife, Elvira Gemignani, which would lead to their affair, an illegitimate child, and eventually their stormy marriage; experience the artistry of his greatest works, La Boheme, Tosca, and Madame Butterfly; and finally, witness the tragedy of the suicide of Doria Manfredi, the maid who killed herself upon being falsely accused by Elivira of sleeping with Puccini. A faithful biography of Puccini and his fascinating mistress/wife, Elvira, “The Maestro’s Woman,” also features some of opera’s greatest music. Writers: Jan McGrath, Eric Nemoto. Pages: 108. Note: This is a film version of Ms. McGrath’s overall story concept about Puccini and his mistress/wife for which she has written other versions, including a produced stage play, that are completely apart from this script and for which she solely owns all rights to.

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