When was the last time you went to the opera?

What do you know about opera?

Have you ever sat close enough to reach out and touch the singers?

Have you ever seen an opera concert that's exciting?

Operatic is a film about the opera "band" The Cast, and their journey through the world of opera.

A film where music takes the lead.

Watch the online Special Edition for free

Because music is for everybody.

Movie poster

Screenings


Cologne | Filmforum 23.5.2015 | 20:30 Tickets
Bremen | Schauburg 7.6.2015 | 19:00 Info
Paris | T.A.C. Malambo Studio 12.6.2015 | 20:30 Info
Dortmund | stARTcamp 13.6.2015 | 15:00 Info
Munich | Monopol 17.6.2015 | 19:00 Tickets
Münster | Cinema 18.6.2015 | 18:00 Info
Duisburg | Filmforum Duisburg 25.6.2015 | 20:30 Info
Minneapolis | The Heights Theatre 29.6.2015 | 19:00 Info
Berlin | Eva Lichtspiele 1.07.2015 | 20:00 Info
Wiesbaden | Caligari Filmbühne 6.7.2015 | 20:00 Info
Bochum | Endstation Kino 8.7.2015 | 20:00 Info
Hamm | Künstlerhaus O - 90, Haus-ART 2015 18.9.2015 | 19:00
Hamm | Buchhandlung Edmund Peters 24.9.2015 | 19:00
Rostock | Lichtspieltheater Wundervoll 27.9.2015 | 16:30 Info

About the Film

Operatic is a music documentary about the young opera ensemble The Cast. This "opera band" was founded in 2012 in Cologne, and consists of six professional singers from around the world and their pianist. Their goal: to introduce the opera music they love to a wider audience, outside the established classical opera venues.

The film crew followed The Cast for over a year on their German Tour, with concerts in Hamburg, Berlin, Bremen, Cologne, and Bonn, as well as a special concert in Paris.

In order to survive in the competitive opera and classical music industry, this group is taking a new path. The film gives insight into their lives as freelance opera singers, their collaboration in an ensemble, and their inspiration-fuelled journey across Europe.

The Cast

Baritone
Till Bleckwedel

Mezzo-Soprano
Brigitte Heuser

Bass
Campbell Vertesi

Soprano
Bryn Vertesi

Soprano
Alison Scherzer

Baritone
Kevin Moreno

Piano
Dimitrij Morozov

The Film Team

Director
Jorgos Katsimitsoulias

Executive Producer
Ilias Ntais | enchoris

Camera
Jorgos Katsimitsoulias | Ilias Ntais

Typography & Animation
Alexander Kersting | Stereokompost

Studio Sound
Jan Niklas Jansen | Bearcave Studio

Live Sound
Ilias Ntais | Bearcave Studio

Narration & Musical Consulting
Campbell Vertesi | The Cast

Clarinet & Leitmotif
Douglas Metcalf

Press

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