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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)

Carmen (1915 Film)
VAI DVD 4362, $24.95

Legendary opera star Geraldine Farrar is incandescent as Carmen in this early adaptation of Mérimée’s tragedy, directed by Cecil B. DeMille. Carmen also stars Wallace Reid as Don José. This lavishly restored edition was made from DeMille’s personal print of the film, and color tinted according to the specifications in the original shooting script.

The soundtrack features a recreation of Hugo Riesenfeld’s score for the film’s 1915 premiere, performed by the London Philharmonic and operatic soloists under the direction of musicologist and conductor Gillian B. Anderson. As a bonus, Farrar is heard in 1914-1915 Victor recordings of arias from Carmen against a video montage of stills and scenes from the movie. 75 minutes, Color Tinted, Stereo.

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