Fitzcarraldo is an obsessed opera lover who wants to build an opera in the jungle. To accomplish this he first has to make a fortune in the rubber business, and his cunning plan involves hauling an enormous river boat across a small mountain with aid from the local Indians. Written by
Rune Sandnes <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald - 'Fitzcarraldo'
I must stop my ship!
Opera in Manaos
from "Ernani" by Giuseppe Verdi
Production: Werner Schroeter
Ernani: Veriano Luchetti
Silva: Dimiter Petkov
(voice and actor)
Elvira: Mietta Sighele
Singer at orchestra: Lourdes Magalhaes
Sarah Bernhardt: Jean-Claude Dreyfus
(as Jean-Claude Dreyfuss)
Stage design: Gianni Ratto
Orchestra of the Filarmonica Veneta
Conducted by Giorgio Croci See more