VA PENSIERO, SULL'ALI DORATE - Verdi's Life Told by Thomas Hampson

VA PENSIERO, SULL'ALI DORATE - Verdi's Life Told by Thomas Hampson


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00:17:08 - (Disc 1)

Breisach, Felix - Composer
Beringer, Peter - Composer
Va pensiero, sull'ali dorate: Verdi's Life Told by Thomas Hampson
Verdi, Giuseppe - Composer
Verdi, Giuseppe - Composer
Il trovatore

Playing Time: 00:57:52
Catalogue Number: EUROARTS5104
UPC: 880242510488

Almost seventy years of creative activity lay between Verdi's first compositions for Busseto and his corrections of the Falstaff score in 1893. During this period, the style of his public image and his role composer underwent a sea change. From a craftsman who produced melodramatic operas on the assembly line for some local theatre operation, he became an artistic genius whose complex works ranked as world wide theatrical events. At the end of his life, Verdi was the largest property owner in the province, and one the richest men in Italy.

With Va pensiero, sull'ali dorate (Fly, thought, on golden wings), the prisoners' chorus from Nabucco, Verdi had entered the hearts of his compatriots, and in those hearts he has remained.

The film by Felix Breisach follows Verdi's life to the places of origin most important for him. Hosted by Thomas Hampson, the eloquent and world famous baritone also song four of some of Verdi's famous arias.

Part 1


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