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Verdi: Va Pensiero, Sull'ali Dorate (Fly, Thought, On Golden Wings) / Verdi's Life told by Thomas Hampson [DVD]

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Fly, thought, on Golden Wings is the famous prisoners' chorus from one of Verdis's most famous opera Nabucco with which he entered the hearts of his compatriots, and in those hearts he has remained - it is also the name and motto of this fascinating documentary about Verdi's life. Almost seventy years of creative activity lay between Verdi's first compositions for Busseto and his corrections of the Falstaff score in 1893. Verdis "popular trilogy", Rigoletto, Il Trovatore and La Traviata, revolutionized the musical theatre. The documentary follows Verdi's life to places of his origin and most important for him. The program is hosted by Thomas Hampson, the eloquent and world famous baritone. Including four complete Verdi Arias sung by Thomas Hampson: I due Foscari "O vecchio cor, che batti" * Macbeth "Pietà, rispetto, amore"* Il Trovatore "Tout est désert ... Son regard" * La Traviata &dbquo;Di Provenza il mar". A Documentary in time for the Verdi Year 2013 * 200th Anniversary

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Run Time: 60 min.
Region: 0
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, Color
Sound Format(s): PCM Stereo,
Subtitles: English, German, French


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