TV Series | 13 Episodes |13 Great Operas | 13 Great Guests |13 Great Opera Productions and much more exciting Opera Experiences!
Catarina Molder and Super Diva are coming soon, bringing opera to everyone, even to those who might think of hating it!! After the success of its preceding Portuguese seasons, this innovative format, now in English, promises to take the audience on an “adrenaline fuelled” journey into the overwhelming world of opera – just “open your heart and ears and let the emotion in!”
Written, presented and directed by the Portuguese soprano Catarina Molder and produced by Opera do Castelo Produções, in association with RTP and in co-production with Unitel, Super Diva features great super operas as well as worldwide acclaimed opera guests, including Antonio Pappano, Rolando Villázon, Magdalena Kožená, Gaëlle Arquez, Kristīne Opolais, Sonya Yoncheva, Luca Pisaroni, Fiorenza Cossotto, René Pape, Kasper Holten or Calixto Bieito, who share their vision of the opera world of today, without taboos or prejudices. In addition to this, Super Diva presents an absolute world premiere: TWITTER OPERA, opera of today – short film opera with contemporary plots, thematically related to the operas episode, especially commissioned for this season, reflecting upon present-day life.
Each 50-minute episode covers a super opera, unveiling its plot with an animation, its history and context in the feature OPERA INVESTIGATION, undertaken by the musicologist Rui Vieira Nery, reworking its most emblematic aria with new dramaturgical versions in SUPER ARIA, directed by the Portuguese film director João Vladimiro. Images from acclaimed Unitel’s opera productions showcase the most emblematic moments. Outstanding opera guests in OPERA CONFESSIONS share their experiences and vision on this amazing art form. The human voice and other operatic mysteries are disclosed by Catarina Molder in CONSULTING ROOM! Finally, OPERA MIX – where opera meets other musical genres such as pop, jazz, rock, electronic and fado, reinventing great operatic hits!
Super Diva wants to continue democratising this genre, taking the excitement of opera to a large audience, in a dynamic and striking format.
Super Diva brings this total art form to television, and does so being sure of one thing: opera will continue to win over new devotees!
SUPER DIVA – Opera for Everyone
TV series – 13 episodes of 50 minutes each
Written, Directed and Presented by Catarina Molder
Production: Ópera do Castelo Produções
Country of Production: Portugal, 2018
Associated Broadcaster: RTP
Co-producer and Distributor: Unitel