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La Scala: A Documentary of Performances

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Item Number: 2414
Artist: La Scala

This historic DVD Documentary, La Scala: A Documentary of Performances, is a fascinating chronicle of history and famous performances from Milan’s “Teatro alla Scala” (or La Scala, as it is commonly known), the world’s most famous theatre and opera house. Now in its third century and located in Italy, La Scala has been host to the great successes of every major operatic composer.


Witness scenes from its most memorable productions including excerpts from a 1940s Norma, rehearsals and opening nights, and rare footage of the theatre after the World War II bombing- and its rebuilding. Mario Del Monaco, Tito Gobbi, Tito Schipa, Ferruccio Tagliavini, Arturo Toscanini and other opera greats are captured in original performances culled from Giuseppe Verdi, Bizet, Rossini, Puccini and Bellini's greatest operatic masterpieces. 

“…most interesting, even for a non-opera fan…”

                                                                        -Martie Zad, the Star-Ledger


A must for every collector and Opera lover, the DVD, La Scala: A Documentary of Performances, is the definitive look at the world’s foremost operatic mecca, and one of the world’s most legendary opera house.


“History comes alive…It is impossible to capture in mere words

 the rich concept and mastery of this brilliantly conceived and


                                                             -Ruby Mercer, Opera Canada

Aria Excerpts include:

Verdi Otello Tempesta La Scala Chorus
Bizet Carmen Toreador Song Gino Bechi
Salieri Europa Riconosciuta La Scala’s Inauguration Margherita Carosio
Rossini Barbiere De Siviglia Lindoro’s Serenade Tito Schipa
Bellini Norma Casta Diva Maria Caniglia
Donizetti S. Sebastiano Ballet La Scala Ballet Nives Poli
Verdi Nabucco Va, pensiero La Scala Chorus
Verdi Rigoletto La donna e mobile Mario Del Monaco
Verdi Il Trovatore Il balen sel suo sorriso Tito Gobbi
Verdi Il Traviata Libiamo nei lieti calici Mario Del Monaco
Verdi Aida Triumphal March Ensemble
Verdi Otello Esultate! Mario Del Monaco
Verdi Falstaff Quand’ero paggio Vito De Taranto
Cilea L’Arlesiana Lamento di Federico Ferruccio Tagliavini
Giordano Andrea Chenier Improvviso Mario Del Monaco
Mascagni Cavalleria Rusticana Viva il vino spumeggiante Mario Del Monaco
Leoncavallo Pagliacci Prologo Tito Gobbi
Puccini Tosca E lucevan le stelle Galliano Masini
Mascagni Nerone Triclinium scene

Galliano Masini & Margherita Carosio

Verdi La Forza Del Destino Overture Arturo Toscanini
Weber Invito al Valzer La Scala Ballet Nives Poli

DVD Bonus Features:

  • About La Scala
  • Bonus Aria "Song of the Golden Calf" from Faust, from the DVD "Nicolai Ghaiurov: Tribute to a Great Basso"
  • DVD Recommendations
  • Instant Access to Scenes & Arias
  • Digitally Re-Mastered Audio & Video
  • Dolby Digital Stereo Audio
    (1 Hour with Multiple Bonus Features)


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