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Title Stiffelio [videorecording] / by Giuseppe Verdi ; libretto, Francesco Maria Piava ; directed for the stage by Elijah Moshinsky ; [television] producer, Jane Pleydell-Bouverie ; directed for television by Brian Large; a co-production between The Royal Opera House Covent Garden, BBC-TV, Covent Garden Pioneer.

Imprint West Long Branch, NJ : Kultur, [2001], c1993.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Storage DVD    B VERD STI D97DVD    Available
Description 1 videodisc (123 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 chapter guide ([2] p. : col. ill. ; 19 cm.)
Note Opera in 4 acts.
Libretto after the play Le pasteur by Emile Souvestre and Eugène Bourgeois.
Originally produced in 1993.
Credits Stage lighting, Paul Pyant ; costume designer, Peter J. Hall ; set designer, Michael Yeargan ; executive producer, Revel Guest.
Performer Jose Carreras (Stiffelio) ; Catherine Malfitano (Lina) ; Gregory Yurisich (Stankar) ; Gwynne Howell (Jorg) ; Adele Paxton (Dorotea) ; Robin Leggate (Raffaele) ; Lynton Atkinson (Federico) ; The Royal Opera Chorus ; The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House ; Sir Edward Downes, conductor.
Summary Stiffelio, a pastor persecuted for his beliefs, takes refuge in the castle of his follower Count Stankar and marries Lina, the Count's daughter. When Lina is unfaithful to him and Stankar desires vengeance, Stiffelio intervenes, insisting that a Christian is bound to forgive, and accepts his wife's contrition.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details DVD; Dolby Digital.
Language Sung in Italian with English subtitles.
Subject Operas.
Genre/Form Music videos
Added Author Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901. Stiffelio.
Piave, Francesco Maria, 1810-1876. Librettist.
Souvestre, Émile, 1806-1854. Pasteur.
Bourgeois, Eugène.
Moshinsky, Elijah.
Pleydell-Bouverie, Jane.
Large, Brian.
Carreras, José. Performer.
Malfitano, Catherine. Performer.
Yurisich, Gregory. Performer.
Howell, Gwynne. Performer.
Paxton, Adèle. Performer.
Leggate, Robin. Performer.
Atkinson, Lynton. Performer.
Downes, Edward. Conductor.
Royal Opera House (London, England) Performer.
Covent Garden Pioneer.
British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.
Kultur International Films.
ISBN 0769714978
Standard No. 032031149793
Music No. D1497 Kultur

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