Boxer by Day, Tenor by Night



Amsterdam-based artist and director Ruben Van Leer’s latest film, You Don’t Know Opera, is a high-energy portrait of professional tenor and amateur boxer Frank Engel, made in collaboration with the Dutch National Opera with the aim of attracting a different audience into its drama-filled world. Here, Van Leer talks about the story behind the film:
“This film is about the courageousness of self-expression. A battle with the self is the ultimate revolution. Frank is a boxer and a tenor in the chorus of Amsterdam’s Dutch National Opera. In the film he’s fighting his demon, a shadow of himself.” Read more on NOWNESS – http://bit.ly/2gzSyb2

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