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Title Aida's brothers & sisters [videorecording] : black voices in opera / a film by Jan Schmidt-Garre and Marieke Schroeder ; a production of Pars Media ... [et al.] in cooperation with DRS ... [et al.].

Imprint [Halle/Saale] : Arthaus Musik, [2009]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library DVD    B COLL ABS A67DVD    DUE 07-31-21 OFF CAMPUS
Description 1 videodisc (85 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Credits Film editor, Gaby Kull-Neujahr ; cinematography, Wedigo von Schultzendorff, Craig Braden. A Parsmedia production.
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, featured singers ; Götz Friedrich, Edward Said, commentators ; Rosalyn Story, narrator.
Event Originally released as a motion picture in 2000.
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.
System Details DVD, all regions, widescreen (16:9) presentation ; PCM stereo.
Language Sung in English, French, Italian; dialogs in English with optional subtitles in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish.
Subject African American singers -- Biography.
Singers -- United States -- Biography.
Racism and the arts -- United States.
Genre/Form Documentary films
Biographical films
Filmed performances
Concert films
Added Author Story, Rosalyn M. Narrator.
Schmidt-Garre, Jan. Director.
Schroeder, Marieke. Director.
Bumbry, Grace, 1937- voc Narrator.
Allen, Betty, 1927-2009. voc Narrator.
Verrett, Shirley. voc Narrator.
Hendricks, Barbara. voc Narrator.
Estes, Simon. Narrator.
Grist, Reri. voc
McFerrin, Bobby. voc
Anderson, Marian, 1897-1993. voc
Battle, Kathleen. voc
Robeson, Paul, 1898-1976. voc
Price, Leontyne. voc
Norman, Jessye. voc
Pars Media (Firm) Producer.
DRSfilm (Firm) Producer.
Arthaus Musik (Firm)
Added Title Aida's brothers and sisters
Note Subtitle on disc label: Black voices in opera and concert
Standard No. 807280136791
Music No. 101 367 Arthaus Musik

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