Vera Galupe-Borszkh: The Annual Farewell Recital (DVD)

Vera Galupe-Borszkh: The Annual Farewell Recital (DVD)

Code: 4250



Product Description

The brilliant Ira Siff assumes the identity of Mme. Galupe-Borszkh, prima donna of La Gran Scena Opera Company. Taped live on April 30, 2003, at La Belle Epoque, New York City. Bonus Selections: Vera Galupe-Borszkh: The Early Years (1986-1988), Vera Galupe-Borszkh: The Essential Vera, and an interview with the man behind the diva, Ira Siff.
Color, 243 Minutes, 4:3, All regions

“In her courageous commitment to challenging gender barriers as she champions venerable performing-arts stereotypes, Mme. Galupe-Borszkh is equaled perhaps only by the Ballets Trocadero de Monte Carlo and Dame Edna Everage. But . . . Dame Edna can’t offer the kind of musical and interpretive skills the soprano demonstrates in “Suicidio!,” an aria whose action she attempts to illustrate with the help of a range of props, from sleeping pills to a dagger that, alas, buckles altogether before the redoubtable”
— Ann Midgette, Opera News