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George London : between gods and demons

Author: Marita Stocker; George London; Arthaus Musik (Firm); Monarda Arts (Firm); Westdeutscher Rundfunk.
Publisher: [Germany] : Arthaus Musik, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : GermanView all editions and formats
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Features rare archival performances both as an opera singer and an interpreter of traditional spirituals and operetta and interviews with his widow Nora London, former colleagues, experts, and current stars of the opera scene, including Neil Shicoff, Catherine Malfitano, and Deborah Polaski. Bonus feature: More than 90 minutes of previously unreleased archival footage from opera performances and concerts featuring  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Excerpts
Named Person: George London; George London; George London
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Marita Stocker; George London; Arthaus Musik (Firm); Monarda Arts (Firm); Westdeutscher Rundfunk.
OCLC Number: 785084739
Language Note: German or English dialogue; sung in English, French, German, Italian, and Russian; subtitles in English, German, French, Spanish, and Italian.
Notes: Program notes by Gottfried Kraus in German with English and French translations (25 p. : ports.) in container.
Credits: Camera, Tobias Albrecht, Michael Boomers ; sound, Joshua Bühl, Ryan Carroll ; audio mixing, Holger Klöden ; editor, Eva Kohlweyer ; color correction, Daniel Simon ; producers, Oliver Becker, Erwin Stürzer.
Performer(s): George London, bass-baritone ; with various pianists, orchestras, and conductors.
Event notes: Bonus footage recorded 1955-1965 in various locations.
Description: 1 videodisc (2 hr., 35 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (25 pages : portraits)
Details: DVD-9; NTSC; soundtrack in PCM stereo.; aspect ratio widescreen (16:9) presentation; region code 0.
Other Titles: Between gods and demons
Responsibility: a film by Marita Stocker ; a production of Monarda Arts in collaboration with WDR.

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Features rare archival performances both as an opera singer and an interpreter of traditional spirituals and operetta and interviews with his widow Nora London, former colleagues, experts, and current stars of the opera scene, including Neil Shicoff, Catherine Malfitano, and Deborah Polaski. Bonus feature: More than 90 minutes of previously unreleased archival footage from opera performances and concerts featuring George London as Figaro, Don Giovanni, Boris Bodunov, Wotan (in Wagner's "Das Rheingold"), Scarpia (duet with Maria Callas in Puccini's "Tosca"), Mephisto (in Gounod's "Faust") and Iago (in Verdi's "Otello"). Excerpts from musicals, spirituals, and recitals with lieder by Schubert, Mussorgsky, and Ibert are shown.

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