Reri Grist – Opera Is Theatre


Music Documentary, 58 min, 2002

Directed by Marieke Schroeder

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.

Featuring Reri Grist, Pamela Rosenberg, Simone Nold and students of the San Francisco Opera workshops

Cinematography: Thomas Bresinsky, Pascal Hoffmann
Editor: Gaby Kull-Neujahr

A co-production with BR


Award at the Columbus International Film Festival