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<i>Der Tod der Maria Malibran (The Death of Maria Malibran)</i>. 1972. West Germany. Directed by Werner Schroeter. Image courtesy EYE Film Institute Netherlands
  • The Death of Maria Malibran

    1972. West Germany. Werner Schroeter. 115 min.

  • Dietrich Kuhlbrodt im Gespräch mit Werner Schroeter

    2010. West Germany. Werner Schroeter. 8 min.

Monday, May 14, 2012, 4:30 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1



  • The Death of Maria Malibran

    1972. West Germany. Directed by Werner Schroeter. With Magdalena Montezuma, Candy Darling, Ingrid Caven, Christine Kaufmann. The early 19th-century mezzo-soprano Maria Malibran, whose bel canto voice and beauty enflamed the hearts of Rossini and Bellini, died in 1836 at the age of 28 after falling from a horse, yet even today she continues to enchant opera singers like Cecilia Bartoli, who devoted an entire album to her work. No mere biopic, The Death of Maria Malibran perpetuates her myth and mystique through a dreamlike series of Romantic tableaux, the inimitable superstars Montezuma and Darling leading a cast of women and transvestites who embody the force and fragility of divas throughout the ages, from Maria Callas to Janis Joplin, the modern-day Malibran to whom Schroeter dedicated this masterwork. Rare archival 16mm print. In German; English subtitles. 115 min.

  • Dietrich Kuhlbrodt im Gespräch mit Werner Schroeter

    2010. West Germany. Directed by Werner Schroeter. Edited by Stefan Droessler, Christian Ketels. Schroeter discusses his early films with the critic Dietrich Kuhlbrodt at the 2008 Viennale film festival. Digital projection. In German; English subtitles. 8 min.

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