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Title Gozo : one island, two opera houses / directed by Claus Wischmann ; CMajor
Published [Place of publication not identified] : CMajor, 2016


Description 1 online resource (1 video file (53 min., 11 sec.)) : sound, color
Series Academic Video Online
Summary The film observes opera-crazy volunteers and amateur musicians engaging in the annual tussle for the best Verdi performance in the Mediterranean and international tenor Joseph Calleja doing his level best to keep things from getting out of hand. A film about no-holds-barred commitment, a passionate love of music, and how cut-throat rivalry can bring forth genuine art. The small island of Gozo (right next to Malta) has 30,000 inhabitants and two opera houses. This means it has more opera per square mile than any other place in the world. The organization, the staging, and much of the singing are all done by amateurs. The only trouble is, there is no love lost between the two houses. There are two conductors, two choruses, two teams of stage workers and organizers and behind it all two rival clans whose sole ambition every year is to come out on top in the great operatic singing match. But there is one thing they do have to share: the orchestra. Malta only has one to its name. In the middle of the fray we find Maltese star tenor Joseph Calleja. As a teenager he earned his singing spurs in Gozo, and now he comes back to the island every year to act as a mediator
Performer Joseph Calleja, tenor, commentator
Notes In English
Vendor-supplied metadata
Subject Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901 -- Performances
Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901
Opera -- Production and direction -- Malta -- Gozo Island
Opera -- Malta -- Gozo Island
Opera -- Production and direction
Malta -- Gozo Island
Genre/Form documentary film.
Documentary films
Internet videos
Opera films
Documentary films.
Opera films.
Internet videos.
Films d'opéra.
Vidéos sur Internet.
Form Streaming video
Author Wischmann, Claus, film director.
Calleja, Joseph, 1977- singer, commentator.
C Major Entertainment GmbH, production company.
Other Titles One island, two opera houses