Waltraud Meier, 'La Wagnerissima', the queen of Wagnerian repertoire. In a very personal account, I follow a voice within me, we enter her world and learn about her motivation, aspirations, and her joyful way of pursuing both. In addition to personal insights, this portrait presents Waltraud Meier on stage and in rehearsal in her most celebrated Wagner roles and as interpreter of Mahler Lieder, plus other great musicians such as Daniel Barenboim and Plácido Domingo speak about her and her work. This beautiful portrait of one of the finest singing actresses of our time is rounded off with a powerful recording of Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde.
"…even her shrieks were musical. And she projected a riveting dramatic presence, convincingly fragile as well as ferocious…Her audience went crazy for her." New York Times
“A substantial documentary about the mezzo, with interview material involving Meier and her colleagues, plus an engaged performance of Mahler's symphonic cycle, with Torsten Kerl.”
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