24 hours in Verona

Festival Lirico Areniano di Verona

A sojourn in the city of the most famous Shakespearian lovers.

Verona accomodates each year one of the largest festivals of lyrical art in the world, which takes place in an ideal setting: the third largest amphitheatre of Italy, and perhaps the best conserved.

Alain Duault makes a step in the most visited houses in the city, the residence of Juliet at No. 23 de la Via Cappello, where one can read the following inscription: "This was the house of the Capulets, from which came the Juliet for whom so many noble hearts have cried, and so many poets sung." And the words are true, considering the number of theatre plays (that of Shakespeare first of all), novels, poems, films, ballets, and operas that have been written about the lovers from Verona. From Bellini, to Berlioz, Tchaikovsky, and Prokofiev, Alain Duault recalls the great composers who took turns reinterpreting this failed love story.

This documentary also covers a complete edition of the famous lyrical festival of Verona, and provides excerpts of Aïda, Turandot, Madame Butterfly, Il Trovatore… as well as interviews with personalities intimately linked to the event.

Arena di Verona Orchestra
Daniel Oren conductor
Antonio Perolli conductor
Julian Kovatchev conductor

Movie director : Franck Chaudemanche

Duration : 28 min
Production date : 2010
Production : © Morgane / Groupe Morgane

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