To celebrate Giuseppe Verdi’s bicentenary in 2013, C Major and the Teatro Regio di Parma have joined forces to realise a truly unique and exciting project. Starting this October, C Major will release the first three of all Verdi’s 26 operas on DVD and Blu-ray. The series will also include Verdi’s immortal Requiem and a special documentary. The project will culminate next year with a special boxed set, beautifully packaged as an LP format book that also includes a 120 page booklet and many photos!
For the first time ever, all of Verdi’s operatic oeuvre will be available in High Definition and Surround Sound on DVD and Blu-ray. Some of these operas will be released for the first time on DVD (Un giorno di regno and Alzira) and many of them will be released for the first time on Blu-ray This is a truly unique project and a pretty exciting one too as many of the operas are being released for the first time on Blu-ray (from the popular Don Carlos and Luisa Miller to the less well-known Oberto and I Lombardi.) Giving you the complete Verdi experience, each DVD/Blu-ray contains a ten minute introduction to each opera.
Recorded in the historic town of Parma, the place Verdi spent the longest period in his life, Verdi’s masterworks are performed by world class stars well known for their Verdi interpretations, including Leo Nucci, Marcelo Álvarez, Fiorenza Cedolins and Daniela Dessì. The operas are staged by renowned directors such as Pier Luigi Pizzi, Daniele Abbado, Pier´Alli or Denis Krief.