16. Sounding the Depths of History

Opera and National Identity in Italian Film

  1. Robert A. Rosenstone2 and
  2. Constantin Parvulescu3
  1. Roger Hillman

Published Online: 19 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118322673.ch16

A Companion to the Historical Film

A Companion to the Historical Film

How to Cite

Hillman, R. (2013) Sounding the Depths of History, in A Companion to the Historical Film (eds R. A. Rosenstone and C. Parvulescu), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118322673.ch16

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Caltech, USA

  2. 3

    West University of Timisoara, Romania

Author Information

  1. Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 FEB 2013
  2. Published Print: 25 JAN 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444337242

Online ISBN: 9781118322673



  • Italian films;
  • historical films;
  • music;
  • music/film;
  • chronological watershed;
  • Verdi in postwar Italian film;
  • Italian audiences;
  • ideological


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Tuning for Pitch

  • Overture

  • Opera in Three Acts: Verdi

  • Coda

  • References