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Christine Schafer: My Art of Singing


3.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review

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1) Reaching for F sharp 2) I decide what I sing 3) The art of saying no

In this light-hearted documentary portrait, Christine Schäfer reveals how she has come to position herself in the top ranks of today's sopranos while still maintaining her artistic freedom. With razor-sharp wit and intelligence, she describes how she keeps herself grounded in a world that craves celebrities. Among the friends and colleagues who provide insights into her artistry as well as her refreshing normality are conductors Christian Thielemann and Sylvain Cambreling, stage director Christoph Marthaler, music journalist Jürgen Kesting, singer Jose van Dam and others. Christine Schäfer is the anti-diva of the vocal world, a no-nonsense, down-to-earth singer who transforms her opera roles and lieder recitals into grippingly realistic scenes of universal human drama. When it comes to choosing her repertoire and her roles, she unwaveringly follows her own path and refuses to subject herself to marketing campaigns designed to stamp her as the new heroine of whatever is currently in demand. With a repertoire ranging from early music to contemporary works, Schäfer does not need a specialty, and can even indulge in light music with Max Raabe's Palastorchester and hits of the 1920s. Excerpts from concert performances and rehearsals of works by Henry Purcell and George Crumb, from performances of Brahms' Deutsches Requiem (available from UNITEL CLASSICA), Verdi's La Traviata, and Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro (part of UNITEL CLASSICA's Mozart22 cycle) impressively confirm her reputation as 'the most versatile and exciting young female singer of today.' (Süddeutsche Zeitung)

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  • Actors: Christine Schafer
  • Directors: Christian Thielemann
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Classical, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Kultur Video
  • DVD Release Date: May 31, 2011
  • Run Time: 52 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • ASIN: B004QR734O
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #401,758 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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