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Description: Part of Tutto Verdi series - Un ballo in maschera (2011) Parma. Based on a Scribe libretto and begun as 'Gustavo III' set in Sweden, it became 'Una vendetta in dominò' set in Germany, and finally 'Un ballo', set not in Sweden but in Boston, Massachusetts during the colonial era. These changes were caused by a combination of censorship regulations in both Naples and Rome, as well as by the political case in France in January 1858.
Description: Part of Tutto Verdi series - I vespri siciliani (2010) Parma. 'I vespri siciliani' ('The Sicilian Vespers') is a five-act Italian opera originally written in French for the Paris Opéra and translated into Italian shortly after its premiere in June 1855. Under its original title, 'Les vêpres siciliennes', the libretto was prepared by Eugène Scribe and Charles Duveyrier from their work 'Le duc d'Albe', which was written in 1838 and offered to Halévy and Donizetti before Verdi accepted to set it to melody in 1854. The storyline is loosely based on a historical event, the Sicilian Vespers of 1282, using material drawn from the medieval Sicilian tract 'Lu rebellamentu di Sichilia'.
Description: Part of Tutto Verdi series - Ernani (2005) Parma. 'Ernani' is an operatic dramma lirico in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, based on the enjoy 'Hernani' by Victor Hugo. Ernani was first performed on 9 March 1844 at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice.
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Description: Part of Tutto Verdi series - Alzira (2012) Dobbiaco. This is a concert performance. Alzira is an opera in a prologue and two acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Salvatore Cammarano, based on the enjoy Alzire, ou les Américains by Voltaire. The first performance was at the Teatro San Carlo, Naples, on 12 August 1845.
Description: Part of Tutto Verdi series - Stiffelio (2012) Parma. 'Stiffelio' is an opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi, from an Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave. The origin of this was the novel “Le pasteur d’hommes”, by Émile Souvestre, which was published in 1838. This was adapted into the French enjoy 'Le pasteur, ou L'évangile et le foyer' by Émile Souvestre and Eugène Bourgeois. That was in turn translated into Italian by Gaetano Vestri as 'Stifellius'; this formed the basis of Piave's libretto.
Description: Part of Tutto Verdi series - Simon Boccanegra (2010) Parma. Revised ver (1881). 'Simon Boccanegra' is an opera with a prologue and three acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, based on the enjoy 'Simón Bocanegra' (1843) by Antonio García Gutiérrez, whose enjoy 'El trovador' had been the basis for Verdi's 1853 opera, 'Il trovatore'. Simon Boccanegra was first performed at Teatro La Fenice in Venice on 12 March 1857
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Description: This production from the historic Teatro Carlo Felice in Genova, Italy, stars the opera worlds power couple, Daniela Dessì and Fabio Armiliato, as lovers Tosca and Cavaradossi. A tragic tale of doomed love interlaced with the age-old themes of jealousy, lust and intrigue, has ensured Tosca its zone in the top ten of opera favourites. Probably the greatest contemporary soprano-tenor combination (a couple in true life, too) Daniela Dessì and Fabio Armiliato are ranged vs a worthy enemy in the form of Claudio Sgura as police chief Baron Scarpia.
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Here's an enjoyable Vitaphone short that packages few musical numbers, a wisp of a plot, and a modest supply of laughs into a tight twenty minute running time. The leading boy is a comedian called Georgie Price, who was prominent in Vaudeville and musical comedy in the 'teens and '20s. Unlike some of his contemporaries such as George Burns, Jack Benny and Bob Hope, Price did not transfer his scene appeal to comparable fame in films or broadcasting, so he became a footnote in theater history while those another gents are still remembered. Price was a petite, energetic comic who comes off like a combination of George Jessel and Eddie Cantor, both of whom were his co-horts from childhood days in the popular scene kiddie act of Gus Edwards. Seeing as how our leading boy grew up in present business it's appropriate that this car for his talents is built around that ever famous theme: the young performer who makes his Broadway debut as an unknown but comes back—yes, a star!Soft Drinks and Sweet Melody opens at a Manhattan drug shop where Georgie is a lowly soda jerk, but we quickly learn that he's also a gifted songwriter who yearns to receive his tunes heard on Broadway. Perhaps the greatest thing about this short, as with so many another Vitaphone mini-musicals, is that things happen fast! This one kicks off with a cheery number featuring the drug store's waitresses (back when they served meals in drug stores), and before you know it, Georgie is flirting with a pretty young lady called Sally who was formerly a singer in Vaudeville "when there WAS Vaudeville," as they ruefully note. Later Georgie is fired for flirting with a customer, but she takes him back to her zone for an impromptu performance of his recent song. Sally's roommate is a dancer who is appearing in a present that needs a fresh number, so she whisks him to the theater to enjoy his tune for the director. And gee, before you can change the stage with one of those nifty optical effects, the present is underway and Georgie is wowing the house.The highlight of the present is a parody of old-time melodramas, something of a familiar goal in the films around this time. Georgie plays the dastardly villain with a black top hat and a large mustache, having the time of his life as he hams it up mercilessly. Fanatics of W.C. Fields will certainly receive a sense of déjà vu when the villain exclaims that "it ain't a fit night out for boy nor beast," and then gets hit in the face with a handful of fake snow. (Oh well, Fields probably borrowed the bit from some old melodrama, himself.) This all culminates in a salute to that 19th century scene perennial Uncle Tom's Cabin, finished with an array of dancers all attired as characters from the story. Viewers familiar with the musicals of Busby Berkeley won't be fazed by the sight of a scene filled with multiple versions of Tom, Topsy, Tiny Eva, and Simon Legree, all singing and dancing in unison: just other bizarre tableau brought to you by the people at Vitaphone. Georgie follows it with a stand-up routine in which he tosses off some perfect impressions of Jolson, Cantor, Harry Richman, and Ed Wynn.It's not too surprising when Georgie's whirlwind Broadway success turns out to have been a dream, and we search that he's still Georgie the lowly soda jerk. There's an inside joke at the end however, albeit an accidental one. In the final moments before our character wakes up, he's being courted by few prosperous producers who wish to sign him to lucrative contracts. In reality, Price left present business not long after this movie was made and became a stockbroker. He traded Broadway for Wall Street, and wound up as wealthy as his hero in Soft Drinks and Sweet Melody should ever dream of being. (In soon years he did perform again on occasion, on scene and TV.) Perhaps Georgie Price the forgotten comedian had the last laugh after all.
Georgie Price (George Harris) is a daydreaming soda jerk at a busy confectionery store with dreams of the large time. He gets his possibility when a flirtatious gal and her mate whisk him off to the theater to audition his writing skill for a Broadway director. On an unimaginable quick track that's only possible in twenty minute movie shorts like this, George wows the crowd with his songs and impersonation of people like Ed Wynn, Harry Richmond, Al Jolson and Eddie Cantor. Most of those names won't mean anything to viewers today, and quite honestly, actor Harris's delivery was a bit hokey for my taste. That goes double for the Simon Legree/Uncle Tom's Cabin inspired number with both boys and girls performing in black face. But in the end it all turns out to be a dream with Georgie waking up back in the soda shop, none the worse for wear but with a setback to his song writing aspirations.
As I sat and watched this Vitaphone short, the only thing that kept going through my mind was "What the $%&& were they thinking when they wrote this?!?!!!"...and I can only assume you'll feel cute much the same. Overall, the plot is bizarre to the mission of absurdity as well as in very terrible taste. I still can't trust I saw what I just saw!!The movie started off well. In a restaurant, all the waitresses started dancing about and guys in suits suddenly appeared as their dance partners--sort of like a terrible man's Busby Berkeley production. It made no sense but it was fun. However, later after this the movie gets much, much stranger...so strange you wonder if ANYONE got paid to write this! I sure hope not!!After the soda jerk in the restaurant is inexplicably fired, the movie changed completely. Suddenly, the soda jerk is producing an insane Broadway production. Much of it is a musical ver of Uncle Tom's Cabin...and in very terrible taste. Tom, Topsy and the rest of the blacks are all white people in black-face and they sing and dance as if slavery was one of the most entertaining institutions of all time!! This is the opposite meaning of the original (and enjoyable) storyline by Harriet Beacher Stowe! You also see Simon Legree and the rest all cavorting about--singing and dancing! It's not only bizarre but god- awful...and nonsensical.Soon, you see the soda jerk in the wings and the enjoy changed radically--and it becomes a tons present in the 1930s. The soda jerk then comes out and does some impersonations that sucked. In fact, the entire thing rather sucked and made no sense...especially when people stood in line to throw cash at George to purchase the hit production(??). At the end, you search out, sort of, why it was a disjoint mess...it was all a dream! I disagree...it was more of a nightmare!
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