pars media // films // Bella Figura - Do Singers Have to Be Fat?
Music Documentary, 60 min, 2007
Director(s): Marieke Schroeder
DOP: Ralph Netzer
Editor: Gaby Kull-Neujahr
Featuring: Deborah Voigt, Renata Scotto, Pl√°cido Domingo, Claus Guth, Nathan Gunn, Sharon Sweet, Stefan Zucker et al.
Co-produced by SWR, ORF, SF, TSI, SVT, NRK, YLE, VRT, RTV, and Sky Arts
Supported by Media+
In March of 2004, the Royal Opera Covent Garden in London canceled its contract with Deborah Voigt. The official reason given by the casting director: too fat. The opera world was outraged. Since when can't opera singers be overweight?