The Birth of a Performance

Behind the scenes at the Zürich Opera House

The Zurich Opera House is one of the most renowned in Europe. Fifteen premieres are staged here every year – a significant achievement, when one considers just how much work goes into each individual production.

In this exciting documentary we take a behind-the-scenes look at the Zurich Opera House and following the intensive progress of the new production of Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia with Vesselina Kasarova as Rosina.

At the same time the film shows preparations for other productions, such as a workshop for Wagner's Siegfried directed by Robert Wilson or a rehearsal for Stravinsky's Le Sacre du Printemps under the choreography of Heinz Spoerli.

Vesselina Kasarova mezzo-soprano
Nello Santi conductor

Movie director : Günter Atteln
Playlist : Great Italian Operas

Duration : 54 min
Location : Opernhaus Zürich (Zurich, Switzerland)
Production date : 2001
Production : © EuroArts Music International
Available version(s) : EN



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