Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Music

Italian movies featuring classical music concerts, opera performances, and modern Italian music.

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Allegro Non Troppo

Allegro Non Troppo is a 1976 Italian animated film directed by Bruno Bozzetto. Featuring six pieces of classical music, the film is a parody of Disney's Fantasia, two of its episodes being derived from the earlier film. The classical...
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Luciano Pavarotti in Rigoletto

Luciano Pavarotti stars in the famous opera by Giuseppe Verdi. Rigoletto is an opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi. The Italian libretto was written by Francesco Maria Piave based on the play Le roi s'amuse by Victor Hugo. Despite...
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Rossini – Il Barbiere di Siviglia

Teresa Berganza, Stefania Malagu, Herman Prey, Luigi Alva, and Enzo Dara star in this La Scala production of the Rossini opera conducted by Claudio Abbado. The Barber of Seville, or The Futile Precaution (Italian: Il barbiere di Siviglia) is an...
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Puccini – Turandot at the Forbidden City of Beijing / Mehta, Casolla, Larin, Frittoli,...

Turandot is Puccini's opera performed live from the Forbidden City of Beijing and conducted by Zubin Mehta and performed by Giovanna Casolia, Sergej Larlin and Barbara Frittoil, includes the making of film which includes interviews, also a pure CD...
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Verdi: La Traviata

La Traviata is a 1982 Italian film written, designed, and directed by Franco Zeffirelli. It is based on the opera La traviata with music by Giuseppe Verdi and libretto by Francesco Maria Piave. Soprano Teresa Stratas, tenor Plácido Domingo,...
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Zampogna: The Soul of Southern Italy

Zampogna: The Soul of Southern Italy. A feature length documentary film about Southern Italian culture told through its indigenous folk music. The film focuses on how these traditions are dealing with the rapid changes in local economy and the...
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Andrea Bocelli – Tuscan Skies (Cieli di Toscana)

Tuscan Skies is an intimate musical journey with Andrea Bocelli. All of the songs featured in this program have been especially written for him, as they are based on and inspired by his own memories and fantasies. Each song at...
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Andre Rieu – Tuscany

Those who have enjoyed this program on PBS need only be told that it is available on home video. André Rieu is a master of light classical music, and here he is at his best. The program was taped...
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Andrea Bocelli – A Night in Tuscany

A Night in Tuscany is the first DVD released by Italian singer Andrea Bocelli of a concert held in his native Tuscany, in 1997, highlighting the unique blend of Classical, Pop, and traditional Italian songs that made him a...
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Verdi: Otello / Domingo, Fleming, Morris, Croft, Levine, Moshinsky, Metropolitan Opera

The Metropolitan Opera's 1995 production features Placido Domingo, Renee Fleming, James Morris, Richard Croft and Charles Anthony. James Levine conducts the Metropolitan Opera Chorus and Orchestra. Otello is an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto...
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Puccini: Tosca

Tosca is an opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini to an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa. It premiered at the Teatro Costanzi in Rome on 14 January 1900. The work, based on Victorien Sardou's 1887...
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Puccini: Madama Butterfly

Madama Butterfly is an opera in three acts (originally two) by Giacomo Puccini, with an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa. The opera is based in part on the short story "Madame Butterfly" (1898) by John Luther...
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Puccini: La Boheme

La bohème is an opera in four acts, composed by Giacomo Puccini to an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa, based on Scènes de la vie de bohème by Henri Murger. The world premiere performance of La...
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Puccini: Turandot at the Metropolitan Opera

Turandot is an opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini, completed by Franco Alfano, and set to a libretto in Italian by Giuseppe Adami and Renato Simoni. Though Puccini's first interest in the subject was based on his reading of...