Life of Verdi (1982) - Rotten Tomatoes

Life of Verdi (1982)





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This lavish, 10-hour European miniseries plots the life and times of the famous composer Giuseppe Verdi. Filmed on-location, the series also provides stellar interpretations of Verdi's work by Maria Callas and Luciano Pavarotti. ~ Michael Hastings, Rovi


Ronald Pickup
as Giuseppe Verdi
Carla Fracci
as Giuseppina Strepponi
Daria Nicolodi
as Margherita Barezzi
Omero Antonutti
as Carlo Verdi
Giampiero Albertini
as Antonio Barezzi
Lino Capolicchio
as Arrigo Boito
Agla Marsili
as Luisa Uttini
Burt Lancaster
as Introductions/Narration (U.S. Version)
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This ten-hours epic miniseries about the great Giuseppe Verdi is a must-see for opera fans, despite the horrendous video transfer. It covers all nooks and crannies of his 87 years of life, features a playful narration (by Burt Lancaster) that constantly reminds us of what's fact and what's speculation. Musically it's perfect, seemingly all filmed in location, and it doesn't hurt that the awesome English leading actor Ronald Pickup seems to be a convincing musician himself and looks just like Verdi.

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