High-Performance sports, Singing opera

The opera athletes

Jonas Kaufmann, Anja Harteros, Piotr Beczala and Daniel Behle... what do they all have in common?

Besides being internationally acclaimed singers, they're all 'vocal athletes' who keep their voices in shape the way sportsmen keep their bodies fit. Most people have no idea how demanding and punishing the profession of opera singer actually is. In this riveting documentary, filmmakers Barbara and Wolfgang Wunderlich – the children of legendary tenor Fritz Wunderlich – have teamed up with Thomas Voigt to examine the physical and psychological hurdles that constantly need to be overcome whe singers want to give their best.

In the press:

"A rewarding documentary"

Featuring exclusive interviews of:

Jonas Kaufmann
Anja Harteros
Christa Ludwig
Piotr Beczala
Nikolaus Bachler (General Director of the Bavarian State Opera Munich)
Reinhard Kürsten (ENT Specialist)
Jürgen Kesting (Music journalist)
Edda Moser
Walter Legge (Record Producer)
Daniel Behle

Movie directors : Thomas Voigt, Wolfgang Wunderlich
Music genre : Voice

Duration : 43 min
Production date : 2011
Production : © Wunderlich Medien GbR / Unitel
Available version(s) : , EN

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