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Bravissima: Shirley Verrett Profile in music: Shirley Verrett.

Author: Shirley VerrettChristian IvaldiHelmut RostUrsula KönigerBernard LevinAll authors
Publisher: Duluth, GA : House of Opera, 2003, ©1991.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : Multiple languages
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Recital of various songs.
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Genre/Form: Excerpts
Named Person: Shirley Verrett; Prosper Mérimée; Antonio García Gutiérrez
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Shirley Verrett; Christian Ivaldi; Helmut Rost; Ursula Königer; Bernard Levin; Richard Cassilly; Charles Mackerras; Fernando J Obradors; Joaquín Nin; Richard Strauss; Giuseppe Verdi; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Kultur International Films.; Österreichischer Rundfunk.; Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen.; British Broadcasting Corporation.; House of Opera.
OCLC Number: 268677927
Language Note: Narrated voice-over in German; Verrett's interviews in English or German; songs sung in various languages.
Credits: Technical director, Arne Ohlendorf ; technical design, Thomas Krost ; sound, Reinhard Reiser, Jörg Moser ; camera, Kurt-Oskar Herting ... [et al.] ; editor, Heidi Böhm ; assistant director, Monika Fröhlich ; director of photography, Erich Windprechtinger ; production manager, Horst Gehrke ; director, Helmut Rost.
Cast: Shirley Verrett, mezzo-soprano ; Christian Ivaldi, piano.
"Profile in music: Shirley Verrett": Guest artist, Richard Cassilly ; New Philharmonia Orchestra ; conducted by Charles Mackerras ; introduced by Bernard Levin.
Performer(s): Narrator, Ursula Königer.
Event notes: Recorded in Munich in 1991 at the Herkules-Saal der Münchner Residenz.
Description: 1 videodisc (36, 75 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: "Bravissima": El vito / Fernando Obradors --
Corazón in prisión / Joaquin Nin --
Aria de Acis y Galatea / Joaquin Nin --
Alma, sintamos / Joaquin Nin --
Paño murciano / Joaquin Nin --
Ev'ry time, I feel the spirit: Negro spiritual --
Zueignung / Richard Strauss --
Canzone del velo aus "Don Carlo" / Giuseppe Verdi.
Other Titles: Profile in music: Shirley Verrett
Recital - Shirley Verrett - 1991

Abstract:

Recital of various songs.

The "Profiles in Music" program features broadcaster Bernard Levin interviewing Shirley Verrett for the BBC in 1971 . He asks her about singing "Carmen"; about operas versus recitals; about her mezzo-soprano voice and the opportunities and challenges presented by it; and about her life. She sings various arias and discusses her approaches to those roles, such as Delilah, Orpheus and Amneris.

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