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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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