Tuesday, June 22, 2021


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


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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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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