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Elliot Fisch
American Record Guide, May 2017

This is a documentary film about the history of the Verona Arena and the various productions that were produced there in the early 1980s. The film includes interviews with various singers, directors, set designers, grounds crew, and conductors.

The performer interviews include notable singers from the early 1980s: Sherrill Milnes, Rolando Panerai, Katia Ricciarelli, Fiorenza Cossotto, and Raina Kabaivanska. They are also seen in short sequences from rehearsals and performances of Aida, Nabucco, La Traviata, and Rigoletto. …The performance footage is interesting, particularly the backstage scenes of moving huge set pieces and marshalling hundreds of extras without interfering with the primary singers. © 2017 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide





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