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Prior to the screening of The Death of Maria Malibran, Alexander Neef, the General Director of the Canadian Opera Company, offers a perspective on the use of opera in Schroeter’s work, the filmmaker’s relationship to the opera world and the idea of the "operatic" gesture in cinema.
- The Death of Maria Malibran
- Der Tod der Maria Malibran
Werner Schroeter mixes Stravinsky, Beethoven, Brahms, Maria Callas and Janis Joplin in this delirious biography of the doomed nineteenth-century mezzo-soprano, which he singled out as his most enduring masterpiece.