Faces of Europe – Madame Conductor


The documentary abducts the viewer into the very heart of the Spanish music industry. And there, we encounter Isabel López Calzada, the conductor who established the first all-female symphony orchestra in Europe. With her passion to constantly try out untested and untypical means to her musical ends, she typifies at once the soul of Old Castile and the future of her Spanish homeland. "I would always do what I do; I can't do any differently," says Isabel López Calzada. The conductor from Castile is fascinated by the power of music. Her birthplace is Villaviciosa de Odón, a town in central Spain, on the rim of the Castilian Plateau, not far from the capital Madrid.

Filmographic details

Year 2007
Country Spain
Rights Worldwide
Runtime 26 Min.
Channel Arte / ZDF
Author Sigrid Abel
Director Sigrid Abel
Camera Andreas Schlosser