Notes and Editorial Reviews
This 1961 Radio-Canada telecast preserves the art of the Greek mezzo-soprano Elena Nikolaidi in a program of music by Gluck, Wolf and Canteloube, ending with a set of two traditional Greek songs. Her accompanist is the pianist Guy Bourassa. Madame Nikolaidi was celebrated in her time for her operatic portrayals, but she was also acclaimed as a recitalist who performed with subtly imaginative acting, as is demonstrated in this video. The DVD also includes an audio-only bonus of Nikolaidi in a fascinating 1989 interview. An important document of a virtuoso who made very few recordings. 28 minutes, Black and White.