Love and jealousy abound in this tragic opera. Gioconda pleads to save her mother's life, loses the love of the one she loves most, and finally in the end commits suicide. In Italian with English subtitles.
Amilcare Ponchielli's opera La Gioconda was recorded for this DVD at the Vienna State Opera in 1986. It is an opera in four acts to an Italian libretto by Arigo Boito. This melodramatic lyric drama's tale of love and murder has been popular to this day especially the Act 3 ballet "Dance of the Hours." There are beautiful passionate arias in it such as the soprano's "Suicidio!" and the tenor's "Cielo e mar." The international stars Eva Marton and Placido Domingo guarantee a opera experience to remember.
Placido Domingo and Eva Marton head the cast of this Vienna State Opera production.
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