Hendricks: Don Pasquale
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Orchestra: Sinfonietta de Varsovie, Les chœurs du festival
Conductor: Gabriele Ferro
My Favourite Opera - a new series of EuroArts: Here we study the results of involvement with a specific role. We witness musical and stage rehearsals in 1991, listen to what the artists have to say about the work in progress and share in private moments.
World famous and distinguished soprano Barbara Hendricks stars as the heroine Norina in Donizetti's famous comic opera Don Pasquale amongst the great French baritone Gabriel Bacquier, the Canadian baritone Gino Quilico and the Italian tenor Luca Canonici.
Barbara Hendricks' passion for detail preludes her participation in the fly-by-night operatic scene: it is fascinating to discover how thorough her work is when she sings opera.
The Hungarian feature-film director Márta Mészáros paints a telling picture of the artist at work and portrays with superb photography the idyllic setting of Aix-en-Provence Festival in the South of France.
This intimate portrait of a great opera singer also reveals how an opera production is created at the highest level.
Picture format DVD: NTSC 16:9
Sound format DVD: PCM Stereo
Region code: 0
Languages: English, German, French, Italian
Booklet notes: English, German, French
Running time: 55mins