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2012
Don Quichotte
AlbumMar 5, 2012

Don Quichotte

Don Quichotte released.
2010
Simon Boccanegra
MovieJul 10, 2010

Simon Boccanegra

Simon Boccanegra released.
2009
Il Barbiere di Siviglia
MovieJul 4, 2009

Il Barbiere di Siviglia

Il Barbiere di Siviglia released.
Macbeth
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MovieApr 1, 2009

Macbeth

Starring Dimitris Tiliakos, Violeta Urmana, Ferruccio …
Starring Dimitris Tiliakos, Violeta Urmana, Ferruccio Furlanetto, and Stefano Secco.
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Nomination2009

Outstanding Achievement in Opera

Nominated for "Don Carlo".
Laurence Olivier Award
2008
Don Carlo
MovieDec 7, 2008

Don Carlo

Don Carlo released.
2007
Eugen Onegin
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MovieJul 29, 2007

Eugen Onegin

Eugene Onegin is a well-known example of lyric opera, to …
Eugene Onegin is a well-known example of lyric opera, to which Tchaikovsky added music of a dramatic nature. The story concerns a selfish hero who lives to regret his blase rejection of a ...
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2002
Le nozze di Figaro
AlbumJun 1, 2002

Le nozze di Figaro

Le nozze di Figaro released.
1991
Don Giovanni
AlbumNov 1, 1991

Don Giovanni

Don Giovanni released.
1990
Stabat Mater
AlbumJan 1, 1990

Stabat Mater

Stabat Mater released.
Così fan tutte
AlbumJan 1, 1990

Così fan tutte

Così fan tutte released.
1989
I vespri siciliani
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MovieDec 7, 1989

I vespri siciliani

I vespri siciliani released.
La Juive
AlbumJan 1, 1989

La Juive

La Juive released.
Così fan tutte: Highlights
AlbumJan 1, 1989

Così fan tutte: Highlights

Così fan tutte: Highlights released.
1987
Don Giovanni
MovieAug 1, 1987

Don Giovanni

Don Giovanni released.
Rigoletto
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MovieMay 8, 1987

Rigoletto

This summary contains the complete plot of the opera …
This summary contains the complete plot of the opera Rigoletto by Guiseppi Verdi. Rigoletto is a jester in the court of the Duke of Mantua. He has a hunch-back and he's rather unattractive, but he's good at his job of humiliating the courtiers for the amusement of the Duke. The courtiers, of course, are not amused. The Duke is a ladies man who feels his life would be meaningless if he couldn't chase every skirt he sees. In fact, we learn as the opera begins that he's recently been noticing a young lady every Sunday on her way to church, and he's vowed to have his way with her. What nobody realizes is that the girl is the jester's beloved daughter, Gilda, and that Gilda has seen the Duke every Sunday and is smitten with him. Suddenly Count Monterone appears at court, furious that the Duke has seduced his daughter. Rigoletto ridicules Monterone, the Duke laughs, and Monterone casts an awful curse on both of them. Later, the courtiers discover that Rigoletto is secretly living with Gilda, whom they believe to be his mistress. In an attempt to humiliate Rigoletto, they kidnap Gilda and deliver her to the Duke's bedroom, where she is quite willing to let him have his way with her. Rigoletto returns to the court and reveals to the courtiers' amusement that Gilda is his daughter. Consumed with the desire for revenge, Rigoletto contacts a murderous thief named Sparafucile (who just happens to have a beautiful sister named Maddalena), and he contracts with the two of them to lure the Duke to Sparafucile's tavern on the river where Sparafucile will murder the Duke. Knowing the Duke will find Maddalena irresistible, Rigoletto takes Gilda to stand outside the tavern so she can see for herself that the Duke is not a faithful lover. Gilda is crushed as she looks through the window to see the Duke wooing Maddalena, and at Rigoletto's urging she dons men's clothing so she can return home safely by herself. But she returns to the tavern to overhear Rigoletto and Sparafucile plotting to kill the Duke. Then, after Rigoletto leaves, she hears Maddalena pleading with Sparafucile not to kill the Duke, but instead to kill the first person who comes through the door and give that body to Rigoletto instead. Sparafucile objects that he is an honest thief and murderer, but Maddalena's entreaties win him over and he agrees to the plan. Gilda now realizes what she must do: she knocks on the door, enters the tavern and is stabbed (nearly) to death by Sparafucile. The thief then wraps her in a rug and drops her body through a trap door to Rigoletto, who is waiting in a boat below. Thinking he has won vengeance at last on the Duke, Rigoletto paddles onto the river to dispose of the body. Then he hears the Duke singing in the distance, opens the rug, and to his horror he discovers his almost-dead daughter. They sing a heartbreaking duet, Gilda dies, and the wretched Rigoletto wails that the curse has come to pass.
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1986
Giuseppe Verdi: Don Carlos
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MovieJan 8, 1986

Giuseppe Verdi: Don Carlos

Don Carlo loves Elizabeth, …
Don Carlo loves Elizabeth, but his father Philip marries her. Lady-in-waiting Eboli loves Don Carlo, unrequited, so she seeks revenge. Political intrigue plus the Spanish Inquisition also shape the events.
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Don Giovanni: Highlights
AlbumJan 1, 1986

Don Giovanni: Highlights

Don Giovanni: Highlights released.
1982
La Traviata
MovieFeb 18, 1982

La Traviata

Violetta meets Alfredo and quickly falls for him. After the lovers …
Violetta meets Alfredo and quickly falls for him. After the lovers run away together, they live in bliss for a short time. However, Alfredo's father, Giorgio, starts to interfere, concerned that Violetta's bad reputation will affect the marriage prospects of Alfredo's sister. Violetta reluctantly leaves Alfredo, but his love is so strong that it leads him to actions that have tragic consequences.
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1979
La Gioconda
MovieSep 29, 1979

La Gioconda

La Gioconda released.
1977
Live from the Metropolitan Opera
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TV ShowMar 15, 1977

Live from the Metropolitan Opera

Live from the Metropolitan …
Live from the Metropolitan Opera (or: Live from the Met) was an American television program that presented performances of complete operas from the Metropolitan Opera in New York City on the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) network.
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1972
Great Performances
TV ShowNov 4, 1972

Great Performances

Great Performances is a television anthology series dedicated to …
Great Performances is a television anthology series dedicated to the performing arts; the banner has been used to televise theatrical performances such as plays, musicals, opera, ballet, concerts, as well as occasional documentaries. It is produced by the PBS member stations WNET in New York City (originally in conjunction with KQED San Francisco, WTTW Chicago, Maryland Public Television, South Carolina ETV and KERA-TV of Dallas/Fort Worth).
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1949
Ferruccio Furlanetto
BirthMay 1949

Ferruccio Furlanetto

Ferruccio Furlanetto was born.
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