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Verdi - La Traviata / Patane, Moffo, Bonisolli, Rome Opera House
Verdi - La Traviata / Patane Moffo Bonisolli Rome Opera House
Actors: Anna Moffo, Gino Bechi, Franco Bonisolli, Athos Cesarini, Arturo La Porta
Director: Mario Lanfranchi
Genres: Indie & Art House, Musicals & Performing Arts
NR     2003     1hr 50min

Musically, this is a quite satisfactory Traviata. Visually and sonically, it has a few small problems (pre-digital sound, imperfect tape splices, moments of imprecise lip-synchronization), but it can be recommended for t...  more »


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Actors: Anna Moffo, Gino Bechi, Franco Bonisolli, Athos Cesarini, Arturo La Porta
Director: Mario Lanfranchi
Creators: Leonida Barboni, Gisa Radicchi Levi, Alexandre Dumas fils, Francesco Maria Piave
Genres: Indie & Art House, Musicals & Performing Arts
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Classical, Musicals
Studio: Video Artists Int'l
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen
DVD Release Date: 01/28/2003
Original Release Date: 02/27/1968
Theatrical Release Date: 02/27/1968
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 50min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
Edition: Classical
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: Italian
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

Matthew S. Baggarly | 03/22/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)

"I love La Traviata and adore Anna Moffo...but this was an awful "movie" to say the least. I baught this DVD under the impression that it was a live performance; however, it is in movie format with lip-syncing...and even that is horrible. Anna looks as if she is just speaking the words rather than singing them. The sound quality is that similar to a record player (scratchy and unclear at times). I was very much disappointed with the purchase of this DVD. You'd be better off simplying buying a CD recording of Anna Moffo's La Traviata because the acting is not that good either. Her Bel Telephone Hour video is much better...I would recomend has a much better version of her La Traviata"
A Classic Traviata Remembered
Joseph Barba | Pollock Pines, CA USA | 09/01/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The film is old, and the cinematography dated; however, we are fortunate to have such a vibrant Violetta. Without such films, we become jaded by the stylized, and often leaden, performances of today. We also need a sense of history. This film gives us a point of departure from which we can understand other interpretations of the opera. Anna Moffo is clearly a more believable Violetta than we are likely to find today. Her looks are distinctive, fitting with the character, not like the emotionally barren performances of most sopranos these days."
Moffo in her legendary role!
leelee | Chicago, IL | 02/23/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I must completely disagree with any disgruntled reviewers of this wonderful dvd performance of "La Traviata" starring the beautiful & talented Anna Moffo. The print and sound quality are excellent. So what if they are lip-synching! Many of us including myself were not even born yet when Moffo was in her prime and were unable to see her live performances. This is a terrific memento of the greatest American born soprano in her heyday. The acting and cast are all outstanding. 5 stars for Ms. Moffo's portrayal of Violetta. Pick it up and see for yourself.
Brava La Moffo!"