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Feature Documentary
A 70 Steps Production
Co-Produced by SWR and Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg
Funded by MFG Baden-Württemberg
Juliane Sauter
Sebastian Ganschow

Three women give everything for a life as an opera singer. A life in a vicious circle between success, passion, fear and perfectionism. The classical music scene emanates flawlessness - what happens backstage remains hidden. More than half of all musicians struggle with anxiety. Envy, pressure and sacrifice are interpreted as dedication, ambition and passion. But how can one become successful in such a construct? And what does that to you? We accompany 3 opera singers; a student, a world star and a retired diva. Through them we show an exemplary arc of a career in classical music, and look behind the perfect facade.

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