October 6, 2013

Free Film Screenings of Verdi Operas in Their Original Settings

Two films which celebrate Verdi will be shown for free at the Italian Cultural Institute in San Francisco.

22 October: La Traviata a Paris (2000; 115 minutes) is a filming of Verdi's opera La Traviata shown in the original Parisian scenes and times of day described in the libretto. Given the distance between the numerous locations, the film required a high level of technological sophistication and received a 2001 Emmy award as well as a Prix Italia.

Register at https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07e8a5f7gse63a7138&oseq=&c=&ch= for La Traviata a Paris.

29 October: likewise, Rigoletto a Mantova (2010, 129 minutes) shows Verdi's Rigoletto in the settings in Mantova and hours of the day identified by the libretto. With Placido Domingo and conducted by Zubin Mehta.

Register at https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07e8a5g5zj90a74940&oseq=&c=&ch= for Rigoletto a Mantova.

Both films are in the original Italian with English subtitles and will be shown at 6:30pm.

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