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  1. THE ART AND THE MASK

    Date other
    1 Dec 1927
    Series name
    Gaumont Graphic
    NoS ID
    386271
    Extras
    1 film clip

    NoS synopsis: Bass baritone opera singer Ludwig Hoffman (1895 - 1965) is being made up for two roles -as Jonny in Krenek’s opera ‘Jonny spielt auf ' (Jonny strkes up the ban), and for a part in...

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  2. John Tooley receives knighthood (1979)

    Genre
    Interview

    John Tooley, General Director of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, on receiving his knighthood.

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  3. Opera - Chinese Fashion

    Date released
    7 Apr 1958
    Series name
    British Movietone News
    Issue no
    1505
    NoS ID
    022312
    Story no
    3 / 6

    MOVIETONE CARD TITLE: Opera Chinese Fashion. DESCRIPTION: Showing a leg or two, strolling players, visiting the capital of Formosa, certainly promised attractive entertainment. They are members of a...

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  4. Michael Hordern on new role (1990)

    Genre
    Interview

    Barney Burnham interviews Sir Michael Hordern on the Artbeat programme as the actor prepares for his speaking role in the opera, Der Freischutz at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. On the role, and his...

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  5. Opera Centre

    Date released
    1978
    Series name
    This Week In Britain
    Issue no
    997
    NoS ID
    329238
    Story no
    1 / 1

    COI synopsis: An entertainment by the elite for the elite - that’s how opera has been described in the past. The London Opera Centre certainly wouldn’t go along with that description as it’s a training...

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  6. The story of Kathleen Ferrier (1987)

    Genre
    Feature

    The life and career of opera singer Kathleen Ferrier, with several excerpts of opera sung by her including What is Life, Oratorio Elijah and Mahler’s Song of the Earth. Interviews with schoolfriends and...

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  7. Aida at Earls Court (1988)

    Genre
    Interview

    Rodney Bennett interviewing opera singer Grace Bumbry, who is to take on the title role at some performances of Verdi’s Aida at the Earls Court Arena in London. On the challenge of working on a larger...

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  8. Lady Snowden Champions Opera

    Date released
    30 Nov 1931
    Series name
    British Movietone News
    Issue no
    130
    NoS ID
    003341
    Story no
    5 / 6

    MOVIETONE CARD TITLE: Lady Snowden Champions Opera. DESCRIPTION: In first talking picture, wife of ex-Chancellor of Exchequer urges cause dear to her heart. SHOTLIST: Close shot of Lady Snowden speaking at...

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  9. Vienna State Opera

    Date released
    10 Nov 1955
    Series name
    British Movietone News
    Issue no
    1379A
    NoS ID
    020498
    Story no
    2 / 8

    MOVIETONE CARD TITLE: Vienna Opera - Opening Ceremony and Performance. DESCRIPTION: The Opera House in Vienna, (destroyed during the war) is now restored to its original splendour. The audience on the...

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  10. Traffic Problems. Members of the Carl Rosa Opera Co. Find Motor Charabancs the Cheapest But ... Turkish Refugees Use the Railway (4th Class). Some of the Bridges are So Low, Many Passengers are Injured.

    Date released
    26 Aug 1920
    Series name
    Gaumont Graphic
    Issue no
    984
    NoS ID
    078043
    Story no
    1 / 5
    Extras
    1 film clip

    SHOTLIST: Members of opera company board open charabanc. Train leaves station with refugees sitting on top of carriages.

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