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Janet Baker – The Woman and the Artist
Janet Baker – In Her Own Words
Dir.: John Bridcut | 90 minutes

Other Screenings

The various hues and portrayals of the mezzosoprano in the world of opera

Lecture by: Dr. Zvi Semel

In the presence of the film director John Bridcut.

After twelve years at the BBC, John Bridcut moved into independent production. He is an award-winning film maker and author, with a string of more than fifty films. We had the opportunity to see, in our “Cinematic Variations on Live Classical Music” series, his films: Rostropovich: The Genius of the Cello; Elgar: The Man Behind the Mask; Nureyev: From Russia with Love; Requiem; Jonas Kaufmann, Tenor for the Ages

Concert performed by: Katia Semenisty meezzo-soprano, Naomi Shadmi mezzo-soprano, Zvi Semel piano

In the program: Gluck - Orfeo ed Euridice, Deh placatevi con me;

Vivaldi - duet from the Magnificat - Esurientes; Purcell - Sound the Trumpet from Ode for Queen Mary's Birthday; Lieder by Schubert, Britten and more

UK 2019 | 90 minutes | English | Hebrew subtitles

In her first documentary for more than 35 years, the great British classical singer Dame Janet Baker talks more openly and emotionally than ever before about her career and her life today. With excerpts of her greatest stage roles (such as Dido, Mary Stuart, Julius Caesar and Orpheus), as well as of her appearances in the concert hall and recording studio (works by Handel, Berlioz, Schubert, Elgar, Britten and Mahler), she looks back at the excitements and pitfalls of public performance. She also gives tantalizing clues to the question her many fans often ask: does she still sing today at the age of 85? 

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