Société nationale de télévision en couleur Antenne 2.
Barbara Taylor Bradford's much-loved trilogy is made complete in a tale of love and betrayal set in Hong Kong, London and New York. Paula O'Neill struggles to save the retail empire built by her grandmother, while also striving to sustain her marriage and family life.
This miniseries, filmed in Leningrad, London, Paris, and Verdi's home region of Italy's Po Valley, required more than 100 actors, 18,000 extras, and over 4000 costumes. The program gives a complete overview of Verdi's life and is filled with music from the composer's works sung in the original Italian and taken from past rare recordings featuring such opera artists as Renata Tebaldi, Maria Callas, Luchiano Pavarotti, and Birgit Nilsson.