Verdi and Venetian theatre

This program is devoted to the 19th century, the Age of Grand Opera. It covers the rise of Rossini, the triumphant premieres at La Fenice Theatre, the overthrow of the Austrian occupation as Verdi became a folk hero, and the death of Wagner in Venice. Live performances in the Salon of La Fenice. Full description

Corporate Author: Balfour Films.
Other Authors: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm), Films Media Group.
Language: English
Published: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2008], c1990.
Series: Five centuries of music in Venice.
Online Access: Part of the Films on Demand collection.
Table of Contents:
  • Venice Under Austrian Rule (3:32)
  • Venice's Music World in Decay (2:30)
  • Gioachino Rossini: Transformation of Venetian Musical Life (4:46)
  • Gioachino Rossini's Unique Music (3:35)
  • Gioachino Rossini's Aria from "Tancredi" (3:32)
  • Gioachino Rossini's opera "L'Italiana in Algeri" (4:14)
  • Importance of Opera Houses in Venice (3:57)
  • Giuseppe Verdi: Venice's Greatest Operas (3:20)
  • Giuseppe Verdi's "Rigoletto" (3:13)
  • Giuseppe Verdi's "La Traviata" (4:05)
  • Venice Becomes Non-Venetian (4:17)
  • Richard Wagner's Final Venetian Performance (4:33)
  • Death of Richard Wagner (4:05)

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