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Barbara Hendricks - My Favourite Opera: Don Pasquale / Barbara Hendricks, Gabriele Ferro; Gabriel Bacquier; Gino Quilico [DVD]

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>Donizetti, Gaetano : Don Pasquale

Notes & Reviews:

In the new "My Favourite Opera" series viewers get an up-close and personal look at an artist's deep involvement with a role. World famous soprano Barbara Hendricks has selected her role as Norina in Donizetti's Don Pasquale to bring under the microscope, with musical and stage rehearsals and interviews painting an intimate portrait of a master.

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Run Time: 55 min.
Region: 0
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): PCM Stereo,


Hendricks and Bacquier rehearse “Don Pasquale”
This hour-long documentary features an in-depth behind-the-scenes look at the rehearsal process for “Don Pasquale” at the Aix-en-Provence festival in 1990, focusing on the contribution of the production’s leading soprano, Barbara Hendricks. Ms. Hendricks provides many comments about her life and studies, in addition to her thoughts on rehearsing/performing and on the role of Norina in “Pasquale” in particular. Extensive rehearsal footage is included, with three complete scenes from a live performance at the end of the film. In addition to Hendricks, the other primary interest here is the superb Gabriel Bacquier as Pasquale. The picture is rather grainy, and close-ups are often too close, but it’s a pleasant production that transports the viewer back in time to what must have been a wonderful summer for Hendricks and the production team.
Submitted on 03/29/13 by Sour Persimmons 
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>Donizetti, Gaetano : Don Pasquale
  • Running Time: 55 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1843
  • Studio/Live: Live