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is a 1996
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for HBO Original Films shot in Istria, Croatia in a small town named Labin. The film was directed by David Devine and created and produced by David Devine and Richard Mozer. It stars Joseph Di Mambro, Melissa Pirerra, Francis Bay, Margaret Illman, Janee Mortil, Lally Cadeau
Lally Cadeau is a Canadian actress. An accomplished stage and television actress, she has been a mainstay with the Stratford Festival since 1998. She is best known for her role as Janet King in the CBC Television series Road to Avonlea...
, and Tony Nardi.
is the story of a composer whose friends never lose faith in him—even when things go wrong. With an invisible little girl as his assistant, Gioachino Rossini overcomes the disastrous opening night of The Barber of Seville
The Barber of Seville, or The Futile Precaution is an opera buffa in two acts by Gioachino Rossini with a libretto by Cesare Sterbini. The libretto was based on Pierre Beaumarchais's comedy Le Barbier de Séville , which was originally an opéra comique, or a mixture of spoken play with music...
to give the world one of its most beloved operas.
The CD and soundtrack, produced by David Devine for Sony MUSIC of New York, contains some of Rossini's best known works and it was recorded at the Slovak Opera House with an 88 person symphony orchestra conducted by Ondre Leonard.
The film was released on DVD and has been watched in over 100 countries on television. The film and its corresponding Teacher's guide is used in numerous U.S. elementary and middle schools by music teachers for music classes. Rossini's Ghost
was the seventh of seven films made for HBO for the 7-14 year old set introducing them to the joys and the wonders of classical music and their composers.