Some incredible talents from the world of opera are presented on this documentary. The title, BELCANTO: THE TENORS OF THE 78 ERA, harks back to an era when records were played at 78 rpm, and thick, heavy-set needles worked their way across a slab of vinyl that cranked out some delightful sounds through a creaky old gramophone. Scant footage exists of the artists from this era, but luckily this film presents some of them, including Benjamino Gigli, Enrico Caruso, Richard Tauber, and many others.
Release Date: 11 January 2010
Certificate: E - Exempt from Certification
Sound: Dolby Digital
Running Time: 170 minutes