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The new concert film, An Evening with Puccini will be shown in over 300 movie theaters nationwide on February 23 and will be available on DVD and Blu-ray on March 25. Filmed live at the world-famous La Scala Opera House in Milan, Italy. The film features Jonas Kaufmann, the world's greatest tenor singing arias from Puccini's most famous operas including Turandot, Tosca, Manon Lescaut, Madame Butterfly and more. Includes an introduction about Puccini - the man, the musician, the superstar - narrated by Jonas and featuring rare archive footage. Kaufmann will be performing the role of Des Grieux in Puccini's Manon Lescaut at The Metropolitan Opera in early 2016.
In June 2015, superstar tenor Jonas Kaufmann walked onto the stage of La Scala in Milan to perform a concert of Puccini arias. The concert made national news in Italy with the audience demanding five encores and a forty minute standing ovation. The film of this legendary performance, Jonas Kaufmann - An Evening with Puccini, will be shown nationwide in over 300 movie theaters on February 23, and is available as a DVD and Blu-ray. Directed by Brian Large, the film includes an introduction about Puccini - the man, the musician, the superstar - narrated by Jonas and featuring rare archive footage. The program features aselection of Puccini's world-famous tenor arias all of which appear on Kaufmann's latest recording, Nessun dorma - The Puccini Album.Notes & Reviews:
Run Time: 115 min.
Picture Format: Blu-Ray, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM 2.0, DTS Surround
Subtitles: English, French, German, Italian
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