Cinema Select

Featuring "In the Mouth of the Wolf"

1 hr 30 min  

Exploring the genius of Giuseppe Verdi, journalist/filmmaker August Ventura takes us into the high-stakes opera world of Parma, Italy, using history, anecdotes, interviews, and more. The centerpiece of this multimedia program is a screening of the long-lost documentary “In the Mouth of the Wolf” (1963), following a tumultuous production of Verdi’s Luisa Miller as the cast prepares to face Parma’s notoriously demanding audience.

Opera fans, don’t miss the Opera Philadelphia production of Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra, presented from Friday, September 22, through Sunday, October 1, as part of Festival O23. Purchase tickets to There’s Something About Verdi before September 30 to receive a 20% discount on tickets to Simon Boccanegra.

Opera Philadelphia members may receive a promo code for discounted admission by e-mailing

Patrons are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance, online, using the showtimes listed below the “Buy Tickets” heading. The Box Office is open for ticket sales 30 minutes prior to the first show of the day.

All screenings at BMFI are open seating.

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Saturday, November 4