Jeff Smith noon, April 17
San Diego Italian Film Festival: VERDIthon
Rigoletto and La Traviata will run continuously throughout the day in celebration of Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi’s 200th birthday. These two operas are produced as feature length films and showcase some of the world’s greatest talents: Zubin Mehta, Placido Domingo, Marco Bellocchio, Vittorio Storaro. True to their librettos, each opera is shot on location in historic Montova and Paris. The two films will follow each other continuously during the day, with a surprise guest, to explain the intimate details of the music, story, and production.