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The Life of Verdi

The Life of Verdi

Seen on PBS's Great Performances in the late 1980s, this acclaimed biopic dramatizes the life of Giuseppe Verdi, celebrated composer of the operas La Traviata, Rigoletto, and Aida and the famous...more.
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Overview
Seen on PBS's Great Performances in the late 1980s, this acclaimed biopic dramatizes the life of Giuseppe Verdi, celebrated composer of the operas La Traviata, Rigoletto, and Aida and the famous Requiem. Narrated by Burt Lancaster, starring Ronald Pickup as Verdi, it spans nearly a century of political and personal turmoil. Ballerina Carla Fracci dazzles as Verdi's second wife. Filmed on location in Italy, London, and Paris; Italian with English subtitles. "Positively splendid production" (New York Times). 11 hrs, 4 DVDs, CC.
Trailer
Episodes
  • Infanzia e giovinezza
  • Gli anni piu duri
  • Il successo
  • Gli anni di galera
  • Inventare il vero
  • La Signora Verdi
  • Gli anni difficili
  • Celeste Aida
  • Il vecchio mago
Details

Packaging: Boxed set
Run Time: 659 minutes
Format: Full screen
Number of discs: 4
Language: English
Subtitles: No
Color or B&W: Color
CC: No
SDH: Yes
Region Code: 1
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Audio Format: Dolby Digital Stereo
Rating: NR. Contains some violence.
Other: Due to the age of these programs and the improved resolution that DVD provides, you may notice occasional flaws in the image and audio on this DVD presentation that were beyond the studio's ability to correct from the original masters.

Cast
Ronald Pickup, Carla Fracci, Giampiero Albertini, Omero Antonutti, Lino Capolicchio, Enzo Cerusico, Eva Christian, Nino Dal Fabbro, Adriana Innocenti, Agla Marsili, Darla Nicolodi, Jan Niklas, Renzo palmer, Raimondo Penne, Tito Schipa Jr, Nanni Svampa, Giorgio Trestini, Leopoldo Trieste, Milena Vukotic, Burt Lancaster, Carlo Colombo, Aldo Fiaccadori
Press

"Magnificent" - The New York Times
"Positively splendid production" - The New York Times
"Sumptuous" - The New York Times
"Masterly" - The New York Times

Awards
CableACE Award Winner - Program Series: Documentary (1983)
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