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Old Rococo: The Life of Gioacchino Rossini
Old Rococo: The Life of Gioacchino Rossini

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Item #:  D4386
Our Price: $19.99
Region: 1 (US & Canada Only)
Running Time: 84 minutes
Color: Color
UPC: 032031438699
ISBN: 978-0-7697-8738-1

Availability: In Stock

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Shot on location in Italy, this fascinating documentary tells the story of the greatest Italian opera composer of his day, author of the most popular of all comic operas, The Barber of Seville, a wealthy, successful, prolific composer, who, at the age of 37, suddenly gave up writing for the stage.

This program explores the myth of Rossini's personality - bon vivant, man of the world, and celebrates the music he wrote for the stage and various organizations. It traces his life through film of the places in which he lived and worked, photographs, stage designs, his own words and those of his contemporaries as well as extensive performance excerpts from all his best-known operas and lesser known works.


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Cast & Crew

Voice of Rossini: Brian Blessed
Voice of Stendhal: Timothy Bateson

Joan Sutherland
Cecilia Bartoli
John Rawnsley
Maria Ewing
Della Jones
Alberto Rinaldi
Max-Rene Cosotti
Claudio Desderi
Anna Caterina Antonacci
Kathleen Kuhlmann

Produced by: Robin Scott
Written, Narrated and Directed by: Colin Nears

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