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Rosetta: Prima Donna Assoluta

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Robert Kelso

Synopsis

Milan, Italy. 1960. Rosetta Susannah Di Curci the feted colouratura soprano is on the brink of superstardom when doctors diagnose a cancerous polyp on her vocal chords. Rosetta chooses to have surgery but knows she will never perform again.

Forty years later, Rosetta lives as a recluse in a city in the north of England. The spectre of her career failure continues to haunt her.

Into Rosetta's life comes Eddie Banks, owner of a small independent record shop. Eddie fights to maintain his prime-site business against cut-throat competition and corrupt estate agents.

Against the backdrop of their own personal traumas, Eddie helps Rosetta to rediscover her zest for life. In return, she shares her unique personal philosophy with him.

Fearing she will become ill again, Rosetta makes contact with the daughter she gave up for adoption forty years ago.

Details

Year
2003
Type of film
Features
Running Time
96 mins
Format
DigiBeta
Director
K D Barker
Producer
Roy Grierson
Executive Producer
Roy Grierson
Editor
Alan Bucknall
Screenwriter
K D Barker
Director of Photography
Sally Kumar
Sound
Gordon Linton
Music
Various
Principal Cast
Louise Graham, Helen Grady, Daniel Martell Gardiner

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Production Company

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