Follow La Gran Scena’s legendary prima donna Vera Galupe-Borszkh from her birth in Odessa to her near-death in Rome, through her training with the great bel canto expert Maestro Manuel Galupe (the last living castrato), her marriage to him (“I loved what was left of him”), the formation of her opera company, La Gran Scena, her romantic betrayal by Hungarian baritone Fodor Szedan, her trial for his murder during Tosca, her comeback, master classes, career-usurping by upstart divas, and ultimate triumph – all told through side-splitting biographical episodes and great operatic scenes, performed with La Gran Scena’s internationally acclaimed combination of affectionate, knowledgeable spoof and musical excellence!
La Gran Scena Opera Co.
Color, 150 minutes, 4:3, All regions
Ira Siff, Artistic Director
Vera: Life of a Diva
Starring Vera Galupe-Borszkh
and the stars of La Gran Scena Opera Co.
Ira Siff • Philip Koch • Keith Jurosko • Kyle Church Cheseborough • Patrick Jones
Musical Direction: Todd Sisley
Book written by Ira Siff
Stage Direction: Peter Schlosser and Ira Siff