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

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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...
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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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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: 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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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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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: 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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