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Best Opera House, Best Orchestra, Best Conductor, Best Opera Production, Best Young Singer... for decades the Bavarian State Opera has been showered in international awards. CRAZY FOR OPERA is the first film about this unique establishment. We meet prominent figures, both on stage and behind the scenes and witness how three opera productions come to life: Richard Wagner’s DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG, Jean-Philippe Rameau’s LES INDES GALANTES and Giuseppe Verdi’s UN BALLO IN MASCHERA and are introduced to the Bavarian State Ballet during rehearsals for Ludwig Minkus’ LA BAYADÈRE.
In an entertaining and humorous way, CRAZY FOR OPERA also attempts to reach viewers who are less than familiar with the opera realm. It is a declaration of love for an art form that is so often unjustly characterized as elitist. And for the people who so passionately practice that art.
Genre Art, Music, Theater
Category Documentary
Year of Production 2017
Director Toni Schmid
Screenplay Toni Schmid
Cinematography Roland Wagner, H.P. Fischer
Cast Jonas Kaufmann, Anja Harteros, Kirill Petrenko, Zubin Mehta, Ivor Bolton, Sir Peter Jonas, Nikolaus Bachler, Igor Zelensky
Producer Jörg Bundschuh
Production Company Kick Film
Runtime 90 min
Format DCP, color, cs
 German, English
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology 5.1
With backing from FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, German Federal Film Fund / DFFF Deutscher Filmförderfonds
German Distributor NFP Marketing & Distribution*

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