I follow a voice within me - A portrait of the singer Waltraud Meier
The film portraits an artist, who regularly appears on all the world's great opera-stages, she has received continual critical acclaim, is a unique and interesting personality who despite her success has retained a naturalness and a grand sense of humour: Waltraud Meier. Her world career began in Bayreuth. Since her sensational Bayreuth-début in 1983 her part as Kundry has been unrivaled. Presently she is celebrated as one of the world's great Isolden. The portrait gives an insight into her different work-areas as well as into her private life. For the first time, she was filmed during rehearsals and performances; studying a new score; backstage and at Bayreuths' concert hall. The film also shows the world-star away from the big opera-stages, for example in the Vienna Prater, in her favorite-restaurant in Bayreuth as well as in Munich on the Viktualienmarkt and in the beer garden. Featuring interviews with Daniel Barenboim, Plácido Domingo, Hans Sotin, Stephan Suschke, Siegfried Jerusalem and Jürgen Flimm.