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Giuseppe Verdi: The Pursuit of Success & The Burden of Success

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Mark Elder, longtime music director of the English National Opera, hosts the documentary Giuseppe Verdi: The Pursuit of Success and the Burden of Success. The program - one of the first feature length English-language documentaries to explore Verdi's life and career - couples on-location footage of the milieux that Verdi frequented with reflections from the composer's memoirs and excerpts from Verdi's Italian-language operas. The extracts in question were culled from productions mounted for this film by David ...
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Overview

Mark Elder, longtime music director of the English National Opera, hosts the documentary Giuseppe Verdi: The Pursuit of Success and the Burden of Success. The program - one of the first feature length English-language documentaries to explore Verdi's life and career - couples on-location footage of the milieux that Verdi frequented with reflections from the composer's memoirs and excerpts from Verdi's Italian-language operas. The extracts in question were culled from productions mounted for this film by David Alden and starring such luminaries as Willard White and Josephine Barstow; they feature musical accompaniment by the Chorus and Symphony of the English National Opera.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/28/2007
  • UPC: 032031422698
  • Original Release: 2007
  • Source: Kultur Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Subtitled
  • Time: 1:58:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 21,306

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mark Elder , Conductor
Bob Peck Giuseppe Verdi (Voice)
Juliet Stevenson Giuseppina Strepponi (Voice)
Edmund Barham Singer
Josephine Barstow Singer
Sally Burgess Singer
Edward Byles Singer
Janice Cairns Singer
Angela Hickey Singer
Paul Nilon Singer
Dennis O'Neill Singer
Tim Robinson Singer
Peter Sidhom Singer
Jonathan Summers Singer
Richard van Allan Singer
Susannah Waters Singer
Willard White Singer
Technical Credits
Barrie Gavin Director
Swantje Ehrentreich Executive Producer
Avril MacRory Executive Producer
Maureen Murray Producer
Hessicher Rundfunk Executive Producer
Ronaldo Vasconcellos Executive Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Verdi: The Pursuit of Success and the Burden of Success
1. Introduction [3:55]
2. Luisa Miller [11:52]
3. Attila [9:33]
4. Macbeth [16:15]
5. Rigoletto [7:13]
6. Il Trovatore [6:15]
7. La Traviata [3:50]
8. Introduction [2:38]
9. The Force of Destiny [6:32]
10. Don Carlos [15:49]
11. Simon Boccanegra [18:55]
12. Otello [12:43]
13. Falstaff [3:04]
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Disc #1 -- Verdi: The Pursuit of Success and the Burden of Success
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