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Giuseppe Verdi was born in 1813 and lived until 1901, his life spanning nearly a century of political turmoil and considerable personal turmoil. This 1982 biographical television miniseries... See full summary »




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Series cast summary:
Ronald Pickup ...  Giuseppe Verdi 9 episodes, 1982
Carla Fracci Carla Fracci ...  Giuseppina Strepponi 9 episodes, 1982
Giampiero Albertini Giampiero Albertini ...  Antonio Barezzi 9 episodes, 1982
Omero Antonutti ...  Carlo Verdi 9 episodes, 1982
Lino Capolicchio ...  Arrigo Boito 9 episodes, 1982
Enzo Cerusico Enzo Cerusico ...  Emanuele Muzio 9 episodes, 1982
Eva Christian ...  Teresa Stolz 9 episodes, 1982
Nino Dal Fabbro Nino Dal Fabbro ...  Giulio Ricordi 9 episodes, 1982
Adriana Innocenti Adriana Innocenti ...  Maria Barezzi 9 episodes, 1982
Agla Marsili Agla Marsili ...  Luisa Uttini 9 episodes, 1982
Daria Nicolodi ...  Margherita Barezzi 9 episodes, 1982
Jan Niklas ...  Angelo Mariani 9 episodes, 1982
Renzo Palmer Renzo Palmer ...  Conte di Cavour 9 episodes, 1982
Raimondo Penne Raimondo Penne ...  Francesco Maria Piave 9 episodes, 1982
Tito Schipa Jr. Tito Schipa Jr. ...  Franco Faccio 9 episodes, 1982
Nanni Svampa Nanni Svampa ...  Impresario Merelli 9 episodes, 1982
Giorgio Trestini Giorgio Trestini ...  Solera 9 episodes, 1982
Leopoldo Trieste ...  Finola 9 episodes, 1982
Milena Vukotic ...  Clara Maffei 9 episodes, 1982
Burt Lancaster ...  Narrator in American version / ... 9 episodes, 1982
Carlo Colombo Carlo Colombo ...  Giovannino Barezzi 5 episodes, 1982
Aldo Fiaccadori Aldo Fiaccadori 4 episodes, 1982
Giuseppe Saracino Giuseppe Saracino 4 episodes, 1982
Elena De Maggi Elena De Maggi ...  Anina 3 episodes, 1982
Maria Luisa Paroni Maria Luisa Paroni 3 episodes, 1982
Gianni Marzocchi Gianni Marzocchi ...  La voce di Verdi è di / ... 2 episodes, 1982
Giampiero Becherelli Giampiero Becherelli ...  Camillo Boito 2 episodes, 1982
Geoffrey Copleston Geoffrey Copleston ...  Mollien, critic for the Gazette 2 episodes, 1982
Ugo Bologna ...  Donizetti 2 episodes, 1982
Maria Pia Colonnello Maria Pia Colonnello ...  Mollien's Companion 2 episodes, 1982
Lino Puglisi Lino Puglisi ...  Roncone 2 episodes, 1982
Angelo Scacco Angelo Scacco 2 episodes, 1982
Carlo Tuand Carlo Tuand 2 episodes, 1982


Giuseppe Verdi was born in 1813 and lived until 1901, his life spanning nearly a century of political turmoil and considerable personal turmoil. This 1982 biographical television miniseries, as seen on PBS's Great Performances, dramatizes the life of this classic Italian composer known for operas including La Traviata, Rigoletto, and Aida and his Requiem.

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Italy | France | West Germany | UK | Sweden



Release Date:

24 October 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Life of Verdi See more »

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(9 episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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12 January 2016 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

for the inspired reconstruction of atmosphere of a page from Italy's past. for beautiful performance of Ronald Pickup. for the seduction of a fight for values who impress scene by scene. for the grace of music. and as homage to a great composer who becomes vulnerable, courageous hero of his nation. good introduction to his life. and interesting piece of biographic portrait who use the clichés for large, convincing, powerful image of a personality who becomes symbol of his mother land. and that transforms the film in a manifesto, like the music of Verdi. short, a beautiful film. who could represent a nice surprise for the viewer who prefers this genre.

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