Fly, thought, on Golden Wings is the famous prisoners’ chorus from one of Verdi’s most famous opera Nabucco through which he entered the hearts of his compatriots, and in those hearts he has remained, It is also the name and motto of this fascinating documentary about Verdi’s life.
Almost seventy years of creative activity lay between Verdi’s first compositions for Busseto and his corrections of the Falstaff score in 1893. Verdi’s “popular trilogy”, Rigoletto, Il Trovatore and La Traviata, revolutionized the musical theatre landscape.
The documentary follows Verdi’s life to places of his origin and those most important for him. The documentary is hosted by Thomas Hampson, the eloquent and world famous baritone.
Including four complete Verdi Arias sung by Thomas Hampson: I due Foscari “O vecchio cor, che batti” • Macbeth “Pietà, rispetto, amore”• Il Trovatore “Tout est désert … Son regard“ • La Traviata „Di Provenza il mar“.
A Documentary in time for the Verdi Year 2013 in honour of Verdi’s 200th Anniversary.