The Resource Bella figura : do singers have to be fat?, Marieke Schroeder ; Pars Media, in co-production with SFR, SF and ORF, (electronic resource)

Bella figura : do singers have to be fat?, Marieke Schroeder ; Pars Media, in co-production with SFR, SF and ORF, (electronic resource)

Label
Bella figura : do singers have to be fat?
Title
Bella figura
Title remainder
do singers have to be fat?
Statement of responsibility
Marieke Schroeder ; Pars Media, in co-production with SFR, SF and ORF
Title variation
Do singers have to be fat?
Contributor
Film director
Interviewee
Production company
Singer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In March of 2004, the Royal Opera Covent Garden in London cancelled its contract with Deborah Voigt. The official reason given by the casting director: too fat. The opera world was outraged. Since when can't opera singers be overweight? Since Callas, this privilege has begun to be questioned. Singers, casting directors and producers voice their opinions and prejudices, clichés, facts and fashions are explored. Are overweight singers being discriminated against? Can opera houses demand a certain appearance? Are directors compelled to behave along lines of political correctness? In all seriousness but not without a certain tongue in cheek, this documentary poses the question: is visual credibility a criterion in the world of opera today? Do we really suspend our disbelief in the opera? Can we still be captivated, enchanted and bedazzled?
Cataloging source
FRMTV
Characteristic
videorecording
PerformerNote
Deborah Voigt, Sharon Sweet, vocals, interviewees
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Schroeder, Marieke
  • Voigt, Deborah
  • Sweet, Sharon
  • Pars Media (Firm)
  • Studio Filmów Rysunkowych
  • Svensk filmindustri
  • Österreichischer Rundfunk
Runtime
58
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Voigt, Deborah
  • Sweet, Sharon
  • Singing
  • Overweight persons
  • Singers
  • Opera
  • Discrimination against overweight persons
Technique
live action
Label
Bella figura : do singers have to be fat?, Marieke Schroeder ; Pars Media, in co-production with SFR, SF and ORF, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn956370572
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (58 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sound, color
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
578
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o956370572
  • (OCoLC)956370572
Video recording format
other
Label
Bella figura : do singers have to be fat?, Marieke Schroeder ; Pars Media, in co-production with SFR, SF and ORF, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn956370572
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file (58 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sound, color
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
578
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o956370572
  • (OCoLC)956370572
Video recording format
other

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