A mix of Amadeus, Diva, Dangerous Liaisons and A Room with a View, The Music Teacher is an Operatic delight. A battle of good and evil for the soul and voice of an Opera singing protege (Anne Roussel).
Set against the backdrop of the romantic, opulent world of Grand Opera in the fading light of Europe on the brink of World War I, this sumptuous film features the cream of popular arias from Verdi (La Traviata, Rigoletto), Mozart (Don Giovanni), Offenbach (Tales of Hoffman), Puccini (Tosca) and the haunting music of Mahler caressing the images throughout.
Gérard Corbiau (born 19 September 1941) is a Belgian film director. Corbiau was born in Brussels, Belgium. He is best known for his costume dramas about music, Le maître de musique (1987), Farinelli (1994) and Le roi danse (2000). Two of them (Le maître de musique and Farinelli) were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. He currently lives in Belgium and is working on several projects. —Wikipedia