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Aida's brothers & sisters [videorecording] : black voices in opera / a film by Jan Schmidt-Garre and Marieke Schroeder ; a production of Pars Media, BR, SWR, WDR and Thirteen/WNET New York in cooperation with DRS, TSR, NRK, and YLE
DVDs DVDs | Arthaus Musik | 2009 | [Widescreen version.]
Available at Adult DVD-Nonfiction (Call number: 782.1092 A)
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Imprint
[Halle/Saale] : Arthaus Musik, [2009]
Edition
[Widescreen version.]
Descript
1 videodisc (85 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
System Det
DVD-9; PCM stereo sound.
Note
Sung in English, French, Italian; dialog in English with optional subtitles in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish.
Performer
Grace Bumbry, Marian Anderson, Paul Robeson, Shirley Verrett, Leontyne Price, Betty Allen, Barbara Hendricks, Simon Estes, Reri Grist, Jessye Norman, Kathleen Battle, Bobby McFerrin, members of Opera Ebony, featured singers ; Götz Friedrich, Edward Said, commentators ; Rosalyn Story, narrator.
Credits
Director, Jan Schmidt-Garre, Marieke Schroeder ; film editor, Gaby Kull-Neujahr ; cinematography, Wedigo von Schultzendorff, Craig Braden. A Parsmedia production.
Note
Originally released as a documentary motion picture in 2000.
Audience
Not rated.
Summary
Presents the history and current situation of African-American opera singers in America. Combines rare and contemporary footage of some of the greatest performers of the century and includes interviews with many notable black singers as well as opera company directors and critics.
Local Note
AMZ, 4-12
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Aida's brothers and sisters
Black voices in opera
Note
Subtitle on disc label: Black voices in opera and concert
ISBN/ISSN
807280136791
Music #
101 367 Arthaus Musik
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