The Magic That Makes Opera

In 7:00 am – 11:00 pm shifts that last for months, the men and women of the Vienna State Opera work tirelessly to prepare the performances that amaze and inspire the audience.  Hundreds of craftspeople, musicians, directors, actors, designers, producers and more all work together to produce spectacular performances at one of the largest opera houses in the world. Backstage Vienna State Opera gives a behind-the-scenes view of the energy, talent and commitment found at the opera house. 

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Stephanus Domanig, born in 1967 in South Tyrol, Italy, is a graduate of the Film Academy Vienna, specializing in film directing. WALTER ARLEN ARLEN'S FIRST CENTURY premiered at the Viennale 2018, and was shown at the Diagonale 2019, Tel Aviv Epos Film Festival 2019, and the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival 2019. His other films include FOR MY SISTERS 2014, JUST BALLET 2012, RAUNACHT 2006, LUCY McEVIL - Diseuse on a winter journey 2005, and BALLET SPECIAL 2003. He has also done various TV productions for the German cultural broadcaster "Arte" and "3sat / ZDF." Stephanus Domanig lives and works with his family in Vienna and in Lower Austria's Waldviertel.


Catalog # EPF16042 ● ISBN: 978-1-933724-82-9 ● UPC: 6-82086-16042-9 ● NTSC

96 Minutes ● Copyright 2019 ● German, English Subtitles

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