And the Bus Drives On


A film about the last real opera buffs and about the love for the great melodies of the italian opera.

produced by: Felix Breisach Medienwerkstatt, ORF and 3SAT (58 minutes) 2004

Cast: Plácido Domingo, Hertha Haider, Rudolf Szokoll, Christa Mayer, Elite Tours and many others.

Director Werner Boote presents opera fans in their Austrian homes and accompanies the opera buffs in a bus to Torre del Lago, Italy, for the 100th. anniversary of the premiere of Giacomo Puccinis "Madame Butterfly". There already is a lot of singing on the highway!




For the real opera fans there is no operahouse too far away. They are travelling almost everywhere to watch their stars singing.

Werner Boote himself calls this film a homage to Federico Fellinis „E la nave va“ (And the Ship Sails On). 







written and directed by: Werner Boote

camera: Thomas Kirschner

camera assistent: Dominik Spritzendorfer

sound: Josef Bizai

edited by: Michaela Müllner

colour correction: Tom Varga

sound editing: Thomas Kathriner

On-line: Cine Coop

production assistent: Martin Herz

production manager: Florian Brandt

produced by: Felix Breisach

commissioning editor: Heidelinde Rudy for ORF

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