pars media // films // Reri Grist - Opera is Theatre

Music Documentary, 58 min, 2002

Director(s): Marieke Schroeder
Cinematography: Thomas Bresinsky, Pascal Hoffmann
Editor: Gaby Kull-Neujahr

Featuring: Reri Grist, Pamela Rosenberg, Simone Nold, students of the San Francisco Opera workshops et al.

Co-produced by BR

Award at the Columbus International Film Festival

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This portrait follows soprano Reri Grist's dazzling career from Harlem via Broadway to the finest opera houses in Europe. Her beginnings as young black singer are contrasted with her life now as a teacher who has made it her role to impress upon young people that opera is acting as well as singing.