Monday, August 8, 2022

Music

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

otello

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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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...
turandot-forbidden-city

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...
tosca

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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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...
la-boheme

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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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...
madame-butterfly

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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