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Title Making opera [videorecording] : the creation of Verdi's La forza del destino / a film by Anthony Azzopardi ; written, produced and directed by Anthony Azzopardi ; conceived and produced by the Canadian Opera Company ; produced by Cineroutes Productions Inc. in association with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and TV Ontario ; produced with the participation of Telefilm Canada..

Imprint New York, NY : V.I.E.W Video, [2006]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Storage DVD    B VERD FD A20DVD    Available
Edition Deluxe ed.
Description 1 videodisc (88 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Series VIEW Video opera series
Opera series (View Video)
System Details DVD ; Dolby Digital stereo.
Performer Stefka Evstatieva (Leonora) ; Allan Monk (Don Carlo) ; Judith Forst (Preziosilla) ; Ernesto Veronella (Don Alvaro) ; Canadian Opera Company Orchestra, Maurizio Arena, conductor ; Canadian Opera Company Chorus, Donald Palumbo, chorus master.
Credits Editor, Jack Morbin ; stage director, John Copley ; photography, Ron Stannett ;
Note Originally issued in 1988.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Summary "A drama within a drama - witness two stories... the making of an opera and the opera itself. An exciting and revealing look into the world of opera, this film follows the day to day process of staging a grand opera during a 21-day rehearsal period. The Opera is Giuseppe Verdi's "La Forza del Destino," a new production from the Canadian Opera Company with a world-renowned cast. Combining behind-the-scenes footage with flash-forwards to the final performance, we go from the music and staging rehearsals to the final spectacular production"--Container.
Note DVD bonus features include: Giuseppe Verdi biography; filmmaker Anthony Azzopardi biography; conductor Maurizio Arena biography; stage director John Copley biography; synopsis of the opera; history of the opera; actor biographies; history of the Canadian Opera Co.; recommended DVDs.
Language English audio.
Subject Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901. Forza del destino -- Production and direction.
Opera -- Production and direction -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Music videos.
Added Author Azzopardi, Anthony.
Evstatieva, Stefka. Performer.
Monk, Allan. Performer.
Forst, Judith. Performer.
Veronelli, Ernesto. Performer.
Palumbo, Donald.
Copley, John, 1933- Stage director.
Morbin, Jack. Editor.
Stannett, Ron. Cinematographer.
Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901. Forza del destino.
Canadian Opera Company. Orchestra.
Canadian Opera Company. Chorus.
View Video. Distributor.
Added Title Creation of Verdi's La forza del destino
ISBN 0803024207
Standard No. 033909242097
Music No. 2420 V.I.E.W Video

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