Synopsis by Nathan Southern
Opera's finest gather annually at the Teatro Regio di Parma to pay homage to Giuseppi Verdi with scene selections from the maestro's catalog. One of the most recent fetes, Verdi Gala 2004, is now available in this two-hour home release. Presented back to back are aria extracts from Giovanna d'Arco, Atilla, Macbeth, I Masnadieri and Il Corsaro, as interpreted by the vocalists Elena Borin, Alessandra Canettieri, Luca Casalin, Vladimir Stoyanov, Riccardo Zanellato, Leo Nucci and eight others. The Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Regio di Parma provide musical accompaniment.