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In the Shadow of the Stars

  • NR
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • This delightful documentary goes behind the scenes of the prestigious San Francisco Opera to look at the lives of choristers, the backbone of every opera company. "In the Shadow of the Stars" comprises interviews with eleven singers, as well as footage of opera performances and backstage activity. It reveals the passion, love, and even obsession the performers have for the opera and their craft. Included are scenes from "The Rake's Progress," "Macbeth," and "La Bohme."

    Academy Awards Best Documentary Feature 1991

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    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): NVG9731

  • Critic Reviews
    "...Enormous wit, intelligence and compassion (and occasional rue)....You may never again take the opera chorus for granted..."
    New York Times

    "...Affectionate and engaging..."
    Los Angeles Times

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