The Film Catalogue
Bonfire of the Vanities: The Opera

Bonfire of the Vanities: The Opera

Musical | English | 143 minutes


House of Film

Besetzung und Crew


Michael Bergmann


Michael Bergmann, Tom Wolfe

die Vorschau


Based on TOM WOLFE's bestselling novel presented with the kind permission of Warner Bros. Entertainment

The Opera Magazine calls it "especially timely" and we could not agree more. A satire for our post-financial-crisis world, our raucous tale mercilessly lampoons the wolves of Wall Street, the real housewives of Park Avenue, and anyone else who crosses its path.
The main character of the libretto, Trader Sherman McCoy invents a bond so hot it propels him to the top of the financial world. But just as he scores the highest bonus and the sexiest mistress, he gets sucked into a scandal centering on a hit-and-run incident of a young black man in the South Bronx, that brings all of New York City crashing down upon him.
Tuneful, modern, and with a piercing wit, this opera demolishes Wall Street in this groundbreaking adaptation of Tom Wolfe's bestselling novel.
With outstanding singers in its multi-cultural cast, the opera performance is a real treat for art-house connoisseurs as well as for opera and music lovers.