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House of Ricordi (1954)

Casa Ricordi (original title)
Nel 1807, a Milano, Giovanni Ricordi, dopo aver comprato a Lipsia una nuova stampante, in cambio dell'impegno a lavorare gratis per il Teatro La Scala, ottiene tutti i manoscritti musicali ... See full summary »

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Gioachino Rossini (as Roland Alexandre de la Comedie Française)
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Giovanni Ricordi
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Isabella Colbran (as Marta Toren)
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Nel 1807, a Milano, Giovanni Ricordi, dopo aver comprato a Lipsia una nuova stampante, in cambio dell'impegno a lavorare gratis per il Teatro La Scala, ottiene tutti i manoscritti musicali che giacciono negli scantinati del Teatro. Ha inizio così la dinastia musicale della Casa Ricordi che vediamo svolgersi per tutto l'ottocento con Giovanni e Tito e Giulio e con i grandi dell'opera italiana: da Rossini a Bellini con la sua morte precoce, da Donizetti a Verdi e alla sua crisi all'avvento della musica nuova di Wagner, per finire il secolo con Puccini all'ombra della torre Eiffel. Written by Baldinotto da Pistoia

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"HOUSE OF RICORDI" filmed in glowing Technicolor in Milan, Rome and Paris, offers a rich festival of brilliantly staged opera scenes from "The Barber of Seville", "L'Elisir d'Amore", "I Puccini", "Otello", and "La Boheme," magnificently sung by RENATA TEBALDI, MARIO del MONACO, TITO GOBBI and ITALO TAJO. See more »


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Finnish visa # 48599. See more »

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Otello
Composed by Giuseppe Verdi
(1887)
Final aria sung by Mario Del Monaco
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Traveling on a Time Machine
12 August 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie in my teen years and I enjoyed it enormously. I was an enthusiast of Italian opera, and here was an unbelievable pageantry with all the great names of the nineteenth century belcanto from Rossini to Puccini passing through Verdi, impersonated by actors like Marcello Mastroianni and Micheline Presle, Paolo Stoppa and Danièle Delorme, Roland Alexandre and Märta Torén, Maurice Ronet and Myriam Bru, Andrea Checchi (to name just a very few from a huge cast), supported by such golden voices as Mario Del Monaco or Renata Tebaldi. It was a blockbuster, and I was young and this was what I loved, such a great spectacle with great historical names, great cast, great colors and great music. A bit of humor now and then, a bit of melodrama here and there, love permeating everything .... and glorious belcanto. And Carmine Galone, the director, knew how to make a blockbuster.

I kept the memory of this movie through the years, and I wanted to watch it again. I had this possibility today. Traveling on a time machine to see how it was everything on your past, your universe of those times, and your own selfie. To see it with your eyes from now. Of course it shows its age this Casa Ricordi from 1954, and I am showing my age, too. But I watched it with joy, a very old friend from sixty years ago.


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