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The Life and Music of Giuseppe Verdi (1953)

Giuseppe Verdi (original title)
Not Rated | | Biography, Drama, Music | 1 May 1957 (USA)
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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Leonardo Benvenuti (as Leo Benvenuti), Liana Ferri | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Pierre Cressoy ... Giuseppe Verdi
Anna Maria Ferrero ... Margherita Barezzi Verdi
Gaby André ... Giuseppina Strepponi
Sandro Ruffini ... Impr. Marelli
Camillo Pilotto ... Antonio Barezzi
Laura Gore Laura Gore ... Berberina Streppono
Loris Gizzi Loris Gizzi ... Gioacchino Rossini
Emilio Cigoli Emilio Cigoli ... Gaetano Donizetti
Irene Genna Irene Genna ... Violetta
Mario Del Monaco Mario Del Monaco ... tenore - Francesco Tamagno
Tito Gobbi Tito Gobbi ... Singer - baritone
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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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Due to a chemical defect of Ferraniacolor, no copy in color of this film has survived. Only black and white copies of the film can been seen. See more »

Alternate Versions

The English-dubbed version, titled Verdi, King of Melody, runs 110 minutes. See more »

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Not that bad, not that good.
5 April 2000 | by Castor-11See 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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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

1 May 1957 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Ferraniacolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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