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
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.