Rent Barbara Hendricks: A Portrait (1988)

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Synopsis:
A warm, revealing, and beautiful portrait of the great American soprano Barbara Hendricks. Rare backstage footage — as well as revealing glimpses of Hendricks's small-town Arkansas childhood and home life today — are combined with excerpts of stunning performances and rehearsal footage from Der Rosenkavalier, The Marriage of Figaro, Rigotetto, La Boheme, and more. Hendricks's artistic journey has taken her from remote Nebraska to New York City, San Francisco, Milan, Berlin, Paris, and elsewhere.
The documentary, too, is rich with a sense of place: settings range from La Scala, where Hendricks is seen working hard on The Marriage of Figaro, to a Paris apartment, where Hendricks takes a lesson with her old teacher, to Brooklyn, New York, where we see the singer spending time with her family. A wealth of beautiful singing, thoughtful and revealing interviews with Hendricks herself, sophisticated visual and musical editing, great locations, a compelling story -- these and other ingredients offer viewers an unusually fascinating and realistic look at a major operatic talent.
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Studio:
Immortal
Genres:
Documentary
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Release Date:
17/05/2004
Run Time:
47 minutes
Languages:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
Colour

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