The Italian Opera House Trilogy (3-part series - Enhanced DVD)
Opera started out as a crucial form of entertainment for the 17-th century aristocracy, but it quickly became hugely popular among the masses. There were commercial theaters emerging in the country to cater to the insatiable demand. Lot of theaters is still in existence but they are not in a very good condition. This program divided into a three part series strives to give the viewers an essence of the restoration work done at La Fenice and La Scala which are considered to be opera’s most esteemed architectural possessions, where group of experts manage stupendous renovation of a lot of things like structural supports and mirror frames made of gold-leaf. The series then moves to different locations across Italy to explore many other legendary opera houses that are on the verge of being renovated.
(The Italian Opera House Trilogy, Enhanced DVD, 3-part series, 44 minutes each.) ISBN: 978-1-61753-881-0 Copy Right Date: 2006 CC