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You'd Have to be Mad to Like Opera

Australia, 1978 (MIFF 1979)

Director: Karl McPhee

The film shows the wide range of activities and disciplines that go toward the making of an opera, centering on preparations for Don Pasquale and on the young soprano, Isobel Buchanan, a leading artist with the Australian Opera Company.

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