Giuseppe Verdi was born in 1813 and lived until 1901, his life spanning nearly a century of political turmoil and considerable personal turmoil. This 1982 biographical television miniseries...
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The great Italian opera composer recalls his eventful life on his deathbed: his childhood in Busseto, his studies in Milan, his first opera "Oberto, conte di San Bonifacio", the death of ... See full summary »
Anna Maria Ferrero,
Giuseppe Verdi was born in 1813 and lived until 1901, his life spanning nearly a century of political turmoil and considerable personal turmoil. This 1982 biographical television miniseries, as seen on PBS's Great Performances, dramatizes the life of this classic Italian composer known for operas including La Traviata, Rigoletto, and Aida and his Requiem.
A detailed biography with music and viduals no book could convey.
The life of someone who created visuals, drama, sounds, cannot be conveyed in a book. Picked this up second hand, and glad I did. This is a remarkable telling of the story of Verdi, his music, his place in history. It has no dragons, and shows well what passed for special effects in the 19th century. (Millennials beware, you have to think) It is intelligent, and contains both much information but also conveys a very different time, and does require an attention span. The audio and video quality is pure 1982, but thankfully, this wonderful series has been preserved and is available. A creative genius whose work resonates today.
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