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films, comedy, etc.

A Connecticut Yankee
(Rodgers & Hart) starring
Eddy Albert

Alfred Drake and Patricia Morison
Kiss Me, Kate


Florence Foster Jenkins
A World of Her Own

Carmen (1915 film)
starring Geraldine Farrar
Directed by Cecil B. DeMille

Don Quixote
Feodor Chaliapin

8th Van Cliburn Competition
Here to Make Music

Lotte Lehmann:
Master Class: Opera
Master Class: Lieder

- First Family of the Piano

Anna Russell:
First Farewell Concert
Crown Princess of Comedy

The Great Waltz
Munsel, Novotna

The Mikado
D’Oyly Carte

Naughty Marietta
Munsel, Drake

Glory of Spain
De Los Angeles,
De Laroccha, Segovia

La Gran Scena
Opera parodies by the
hilarious all-male troupe
Vera: Life of a Diva
Vera Galupe-Borszkh looks back
Vera Galupe Borszkh in Recital
produced by the founder of
La Gran Scena Opera Company!

PDQ Bach, Abduction of Figaro
Peter Schickele's zany comedy

What The Universe Tells Me

A Film About
Mahler's Third Symphony
- narrated by Stockard Channing

The Lovers' Exile (Chikamatsu)


Lotte Lehmann Masterclasses: Lieder
VAI DVD 4326, $29.95

From the time of her debut in 1910 to her farewell recital in 1951 (available on VAI CD VAIA 1038) Lotte Lehmann (1888-1976) was recognized as a supreme singing actress and recitalist. After her retirement from the stage, Lehmann began teaching master classes in interpretation at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, California. Filmed in July 1961, the legendary soprano coaches 15 students, offering fascinating insights into Lieder of Brahms, Schubert, Schumann, and Wolf. 109 minutes. Playable in all regions.

Lotte Lehmann Masterclasses: Opera
VAI DVD 4327, $29.95

Filmed in July 1961, Mme. Lehmann guides students of the Music Academy of the West through arias and scenes from Der Rosenkavalier, Le Nozze di Figaro, Lohengrin, Der Freischütz, and Fidelio. Includes Lehmann’s invaluable demonstration/performance of the Marschallin’s Monologue from Der Rosenkavalier. Bonus selection: a rare 21-minute interview in which Lehmann discusses her life and career (CBC, 1963), including her associations with Bruno Walter, Richard Strauss, Giacomo Puccini, and others. 114 minutes. Playable in all regions.
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