Item No: 5203


An ideal introduction to the drama, characters and spectacle of opera!

Charlton Heston narrates the story from the original opera settings, interspersed with excerpts from major opera productions. For example, La Boheme is told from the sidewalk cafes of Paris, where Mimi and Rodolfo fall in love; Aida from the majestic pyramids of Egypt.

10 programs, each of which tells the story of a single opera—a perfect format for an appreciation class.
524 min. 5-DVD Set

Please note there is brief partial nudity in La Boheme.

Additional Info

Stories included:

  • La Boheme
  • Manon Lescaut
  • Falstaff
  • Die Fledermaus
  • Il Trovatore
  • Aida
  • Tosca
  • Otello
  • Andrea Chenier
  • Ernani
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