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The Life and Music of Giuseppe Verdi (1953)

Giuseppe Verdi (original title)
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 »

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Berberina Streppono
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Mario Del Monaco ...
tenore - Francesco Tamagno
Tito Gobbi ...
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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 his wife and his children killed by smallpox. Written by Salvatore Santangelo <pappagone2@libero.it>

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1 May 1957 (USA)  »

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Not that bad, not that good.
5 April 2000 | by (Victoria B.C.) – See all my reviews

That is, in the areas that the previous commentator indicated. I found no fault with the direction or production values, but the storyline itself, made me wonder about the authenticity of this "biography" - it was far too soap-operatic - no pun intended, to ring true to me. I'm a fan of filmed opera, (tho I can't stand it in theatre, or radio form, nor do I rate highly Verdi's own music, which I consider schmaltzy), and I really enjoyed watching this movie, way past my bedtime. I do agree that Gobbi, and del Monaco were great in voice, and presence. Highly recommended.


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