The Birth and Life of Opera Video (DVD) is a video documentary showcasing opera’s history; how it grew into both a form of entertainment and a means for delivering incisive social, cultural, and political messages. Among all musical forms, opera is unique in that it developed over a relatively short period of time, take for example, even when compared to concerto or symphony.
The Birth and Life of Opera Video (DVD) follows the journey of opera starting from its birth in Florence with the Camerata to the genius of Monteverdi and beyond. The Birth and Life of Opera Video is a showcase of opera’s historical journey to modern times. Artists mentioned include the operettas of Offenbach, and Gilbert and Sullivan.
The journey starts from opera’s birth to opera’s maturation into a worldwide phenomenon that is known today. The Birth and Life of opera Video plays 51 minutes long and supports DVD video format only.