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Winner of the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, this film is a hilarious and affectionate look at the path to stardom inside the competitive world of opera.

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Winner of the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, this film is a hilarious and affectionate look at the path to stardom inside the competitive world of opera.

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Well-edited, beautifully filmed --
11 January 2000 | by (Fort Scott, KS USA) – See all my reviews

As an aspiring opera singer myself and somewhat familiar with San Francisco Opera, I was interested to see how this documentary would play. I was amazed at how well edited this film is. The stories of the singers "blend" nicely, interweaving in such a way that you never lose track of who's who. You actually start to care about these people. It is truly the story of the **chorus**, and as such, no credits are given to the individual singers whose stories were told so beautifully.

This is a film I watch again and again, especially when I need a "boost." The scenes from the actual performances are wonderful (although I found at least one error in the identification of one of the scenes). This is a must-see for anyone with an affinity for the world of opera.


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