The People's diva: Joan Carden

Australia, 1990

Film
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Episode of Series “Creative Spirits Series”.
A delightful journey through the world of opera, this film is constructed around Joan Carden’s preparation and performance as Cio-Cio San in Puccini’s highly entertaining and accessible opera “Madam Butterfly”. Sequences of Carden preparing for that production are intercut with her preparation for the role of Musetta opposite Dame Kiri Te Kanawa’s Mimi in the Victoria State Opera’s “La Boheme”. Historical film shows notable performances from her past that firmly implanted her on the international scene. We see Carden as an actor and singer and she talks of the influences, techniques, demands and pitfalls that are part and parcel of her art.

Credits

production company

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

producer

Don Featherstone

Duration

00:54:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1990

Appears in

Group of items

Creative Spirits Series

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

324335

Language

English

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Biographical films

Biographical

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

History → History

History → Women - History

Music & Performing Arts → Carden, Joan

Music & Performing Arts → Opera - Australia

Music & Performing Arts → Opera - Production and direction

Music & Performing Arts → Opera singers

Music & Performing Arts → Operas

Music & Performing Arts → Operas - Excerpts

Music & Performing Arts → Performing arts

People → Biographical films

People → Carden, Joan

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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