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Title Verdi [(DVD) videorecording] / a RAI-Antenne 2, Bavaria, BBC, SVT2, TSS coproduction.

Publication Info. West Long Branch, NJ : Kultur [distributor], 2003.
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Description 4 videodiscs (630 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD, all regions, full screen presentation; Hi-Fi Dolby.
Cast Ronald Pickup (Verdi), Carla Fracci (Guiseppina Strepponi), Daria Nocolodi, Omero Antonutti, Giampiero Albertini; Lino Capolicchio, Enzo Cerusico, Agla Marsili, Lionello Pio Di Savoia, Pier Luigi Giorgio, Eva Christian, Milena Vukotic, Tito Schipa, Jr., Nanni Svampa, Leopoldo Trieste, Jan Niklas, Adriana Innocenti, Carlo Colombo, Stefano Coratti, Elena De Maggi, Nino Dal Fabbro, Renzo Palmer.
Credits Executive producer, Alessandro Altieri ; director and screenplay, Renato Castellani ; dialogue written and directed by Gene Luotto.
Summary This miniseries, filmed in Leningrad, London, Paris, and Verdi's home region of Italy's Po Valley, required more than 100 actors, 18,000 extras, and over 4000 costumes. The program gives a complete overview of Verdi's life and is filled with music from the composer's works sung in the original Italian and taken from past rare recordings featuring such opera artists as Renata Tebaldi, Maria Callas, Luciano Pavarotti, and Birgit Nilsson.
Contents v. 1. Disc 1: Childhood, Barezzi & Milan ; Margherita, tragedy & Nabucco. Disc 2: Patriotism, I Lombardi and Ernani ; Giuseppina, revolution & Rigoletto -- v. 2. Disc 3: Independent Italy, La traviata & Un ballo ; Wagner, Teresa & Aida -- Disc 4: Crisis, Otello & Falstaff.
Note For specific features see interactive menu.
Subject Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901 -- Drama.
Composers -- Italy -- Biography -- Drama -- Videodiscs.
Genre Fiction films.
Biographical drama.
Television mini-series.
Added Author Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901, composer.
Pickup, Ronald.
Radiotelevisione italiana.
Kultur International Films.
British Broadcasting Corporation.
Société nationale de télévision en couleur "Antenne 2."
Note Title on container: Life of Verdi.
ISBN 0769712460
Standard No. 032031124691
Music No. D1246 Kultur
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