High-Performance sports, Singing opera

The opera athletes

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Featuring exclusive interviews of:

Jonas Kaufmann

Anja Harteros

Christa Ludwig

Piotr Beczała

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

Program notes

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.

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