The Death of Maria Malibran by Werner Schroeter

The Death of Maria Malibran by Werner Schroeter

Just found out about this film and about this event on Sunday:

Werner Schroeter made a film (a “delirious biography”) about one of the greatest mezzos in history. The Tiff-Cinemateque has a Schroeter retrospective happening this month and the film is being shown on November 25. The COC’s GenMan Alexander Neef introduces the work.

Anybody seen it? Apparently Foucault was a fan.

3 thoughts on “The Death of Maria Malibran by Werner Schroeter

    1. Oh god yes. I can’t even begin… Rossini’s name somehow comes around in these contexts for me. The Met’s I Puritani is definitely on the list, and a couple of old-fashioned Met Wagners.

      The Elektra on DVD with Birgit Nilsson and Leonie Rysanek at the Met…

  1. In my opinion, Schroeter’s unique melodramatic style can be challenging at times, but maybe that’s just me. I heard that Schroeter dedicated the film to Janis Joplin and also mentioned Jimi Hendrix as an inspiration.

    Best Wishes,
    Josh
    Carpet Cleaning Cleveland

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