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Casa di Puccini

Listed under Museums in Leghorn, Italy.

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Giacomo Puccini, composer of divinely romantic operas M. Butterfly, Tosca, Turandot and La Boheme, among others, was born in this house in 1858. Then it was the house of a musical dynasty spanning five generations. Now it's been turned into a museum to the great man's work, displaying scores, portraits, sketches for stage and costume designs and other memorabilia from his career.

Address: Corte San Lorenzo - 55100

Written by  romantic poet.

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Pulitzer Prize-winning music critic Lloyd Schwartz summarized Puccini thus: "Is it possible for a work of art to seem both completely sincere in its intentions and at the same time counterfeit and manipulative? Puccini built a major career on these contradictions. But people care about him, even admire him, because he did it both so shamelessly and so skillfully. How can you complain about a composer whose music is so relentlessly memorable, even — maybe especially — at its most saccharine?"

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