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Aida's brothers & sisters [videorecording] : black voices in opera / a film by Jan Schmidt-Garre and Marieke Schroeder ; director, Jan Schmidt-Garre, Marieke Schroeder ; a production of Pars Media, BR, SWR, WDR and Thirteen/WNET New York in cooperation with DRS, TSR, NRK, and YLE
Alternate Title Subtitle on disc label: Black voices in opera and concert [videorecording]
[Halle/Saale] : Arthaus Musik, c2009
Location Call Number Status
 Videos/2nd Flr  ML400 .A33 2009    AVAILABLE
Mardigian Endowment Bookplate
Subject(s) African American singers -- Biography
Singers -- United States -- Biography
Racism and the arts -- United States
Documentary films
Biographical films
Concert films
Nonfiction films
Physical Description 1 videodisc (85 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in
Note - System Details DVD-9; NTSC, region code 0; PCM stereo sound format; 16:9 picture format
Language Sung in English, French, Italian; dialogs in English with optional subtitles in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish
Performer/Participant 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 Film editor, Gaby Kull-Neujahr ; cinematography, Wedigo von Schultzendorff, Craig Braden. A Parsmedia production
Note Originally produced in 1999
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
Alternate Author Schmidt-Garre, Jan
Schroeder, Marieke
Bumbry, Grace, 1937-
Anderson, Marian, 1897-1993
Robeson, Paul, 1898-1976
Verrett, Shirley
Price, Leontyne
Pars Media (Firm)
Bayerischer Rundfunk
Südwestrundfunk (Germany)
Westdeutscher Rundfunk
WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
Arthaus Musik (Firm)
Mardigian Endowment, 2012

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