|aMaria Callas|h[videorecording] :|bliving and dying for art and love /|cdirected by Steve Cole ; an Iambic Production for BBC Wales in association with Digital Classics Distribution.
|aRatingen, Germany :|bTDK Marketing Europe ;|aTaipei :|bJingo,|c, c2004.
|a1 videodisc (71 min.) :|bsd., col. with b&w sequences ;|c4 3/4 in.
|aGreatest operas & Ballets of the world.
|aProduced in 2003.
|aProgram notes in English (4 p. : ports.) inserted.
|aBonus: Excerpts from Tosca with Maria Callas and Tito Gobbi. Tre sbirri-- Una carrozza (4:17) ; Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore (3:20) ; E qual via scegliette? (6:00).
|aIntroduction -- Tosca: Act 1 -- Encounter with Onassis -- Tosca: Act 11 -- Truth in music -- Norma -- Tosca: Act 111 -- The final years.
|aProduced by Chris Hunt, Alan Sievewright ; editor, Paul Aviles ; researcher, Emma Whittle.
|aFeatures commentary by Grace Bumbry, John Copley, Judi Dench, Plácido Domingo, Nicholas Gage, Tito Gobbi, Antonio Pappano, Alan Sievewright, David Webster, Franco Zeffirelli.
|aMaria Callas appeared on the operatic stage for the very last time at Covent Garden in July 1965. She sang the role of Tosca. Though a huge success, it also marked the beginning of the end. This documentary explores the artist's decision to say goodbye.
|aMPAA rating: Not rated.
|aDVD 5, region 0, widescreen presentation; Dolby digital 5.1, DTS 5.1, or LPCM stereo.
|aDocumentary in English with optional subtitles in German, French, Spanish and Italian; bonus performances sung in Italian.