Epic telling of the life of renowned 19th-century Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi, made for European television and filmed throughout the continent. The drama features magnificent sets and costumes, plus a selection of Verdi's most famous music, sung by such greats as Maria Callas, Birgit Nilsson, and Luciano Pavarotti. Ronald Pickup, Carla Fracci star; Burt Lancaster narrates. 10 1/2 hrs. on four discs. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English.