If you are a Franco Corelli fan, you will find this DVD indispensable! The amazing six-hour production features Corelli in 1971, giving thrilling performances of arias from Rigoletto, Andrea Chénier, L Africana, La bohème, La fanciulla del West, and Le Cid. Bonuses in this collector s edition include a 32-page booklet with rare photographs and two radio interviews with Opera Fanatic Stefan Zucker, in which the tenor talks about legendary fellow performers such as Callas, Caruso, Del Monaco, Björling, and Pertile.
A 700-page book by Stefan Zucker, titled Franco Corelli and a Revolution in Singing, will be published to tie in with this release. Written in cooperation with the Metropolitan Opera Archive, the book will be distributed by the University Press of New England.
"Mr. Corelli is in marvelous form. A major souvenir of a giant singer." -- John Ardoin, reviewing in The Dallas Morning News:
"This exemplary DVD is a rare opportunity to see one of the world's finest singers in his prime." --Eileen Rose Smith, reviewing in New Classics: