Singing as a Path
The Life Story Of Opera Singer Hilde Zadek As The Mirror Of A Century
A documentary film by Walter Wehmeyer
Hilde Zadek sang on almost every major stage between Moskau and New York. At the age of 17 she had to flee Nazi-Germany and escape to Palestine. After WW2 she became the first Jewish singer to start her career at the Vienna State Opera. The film accompanies Hilde Zadek, who is today 86 years old, during her masterclasses in the Swiss Tessin and Jerusalem, to the Salzburg Festival and to Vienna, where she tells from the soprano's life and the developement of the artist's personality.
Production: Petrus van der Let Filmproduktion in cooperation with Artia Nova, WDR, NIK-Media, ORF, Filmfonds Vienna, SWR, BR-Alpha, NHK, CoBO-Fonds, PID, 3sat, Culture Salzburg.
Format: Digi Beta, Pal, 16:9, stereo, 59 minutes and 45 min. versions.
Language: German, English, Hebrew with English subtitles.