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French Touch [DVD Video]
French Touch
DVD Video
Genres: Indie & Art House, Musicals & Performing Arts
2005     1hr 30min


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Genres: Indie & Art House, Musicals & Performing Arts
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Classical
Studio: Decca France
Format: DVD
DVD Release Date: 11/21/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 30min
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
Edition: Classical,Import
Languages: French

Movie Reviews

My copy is PAL not NTSC
C. Fischer | Bloomington, IN United States | 02/20/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I was able to get this to play on my computer but not my DVD player as it is formatted in PAL (European) rather than NTSC (North American and Japanese) even though it it listed as "all zones" and I had to set my Windows Media Player to "France - Region 2" for it to work. As far as the actual DVD itself is concerned, you get a wonderful French vocal recital by one of the most exciting, beautiful, talented, exquisitely voiced singers who can also act all the parts. The musical accompaniment is minimal but adequtate, mostly cello and piano. The video quality (that I can make out on my computer) seems excellent."
And now for something different....
George M. Meiser | Reading, PA USA | 01/31/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I learned of this soprano through her "Doll Song" (from Offenbach's Tales of Hoffmann), which appears on YouTube. She's a doll like you've NEVER seen before and will never see elsewhere! Petibon's take on the role defies belief. Despite her incredibly unorthodox approach to much that she sings and acts, her command of coloratura technique is genuinely impressive. She possesses an extended range and reaches great heights effortlessly. The staging on this DVD is off-beat--as are the accompaniments--but in balance, this different kind of "recital" is fun to watch, even though I was looking for more coloratura dazzlers. Knowing what I know now, would I have purchased this DVD? Yes, particularly to share with my concert-loving friends--to watch their reactions!"