Seen on PBS's Great Performances in the late 1980s, this acclaimed biopic dramatizes the life of Giuseppe Verdi, celebrated composer of the operas La Traviata, Rigoletto, and Aida and the famous Requiem. Narrated by Burt Lancaster, starring Ronald Pickup as Verdi, it spans nearly a century of political and personal turmoil. Ballerina Carla Fracci dazzles as Verdi's second wife. Filmed on location in Italy, London, and Paris; Italian with English subtitles. "Positively splendid production" (New York Times). 11 hrs, 4 DVDs, CC.