Fascinating film biography of the 19th-century composer of "Madame Butterfly," "La Boheme" and "Tosca" whose world was almost wrecked by scandal. Highlights from a live production of "Turandot" show the parallels between Puccini's life and work. Robert Stephens, Judith Howarth, Virginia McKenna star; directed by Tony Palmer. 115 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.