West Long Branch, NJ : Kultur [distributor], 2003
4 videodiscs (630 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in ISBN/ISSN:
0769712460, 9780769712468, 0769712460 :, Language:
DVD release of the 1983 production
Ronald Pickup (Verdi), Carla Fracci (Guiseppina Strepponi), Daria Nocolodi, Omero Antonutti, Giampiero Albertini; Lino Capolicchio, Enzo Cerusico, Agla Marsili, Lionello Pio Di Savoia, Pier Luigi Giorgio, Eva Christian, Milena Vukotic, Tito Schipa, Jr., Nanni Svampa, Leopoldo Trieste, Jan Niklas, Adriana Innocenti, Carlo Colombo, Stefano Coratti, Elena De Maggi, Nino Dal Fabbro, Renzo Palmer
This miniseries, filmed in Leningrad, London, Paris, and Verdi's home region of Italy's Po Valley, required more than 100 actors, 18,000 extras, and over 4000 costumes. The program gives a complete overview of Verdi's life and is filled with music from the composer's works sung in the original Italian and taken from past rare recordings featuring such opera artists as Renata Tebaldi, Maria Callas, Luchiano Pavarotti, and Birgit Nilsson
DVD, all regions, full screen presentation; Hi-Fi Dolby
v. 1. Disc 1: Childhood, Barezzi & Milan ; Margherita, tragedy & Nabucco. Disc 2: Patriotism, I Lombardi and Ernani ; Giuseppina, revolution & Rigoletto -- v. 2. Disc 3: Independent Italy, La traviata & Un ballo. Disc 4: Crisis, Otello & Falstaff
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