Classical music

Greta Garbo - Live Screening

Part of Classical Season 2017/18

Carl Davis conducts his own scores for two gems of Hollywood’s silent era starring Greta Garbo, The Mysterious Lady and The Divine Woman.

A night at the opera sets in motion a tale of espionage and romance in The Mysterious Lady. Greta Garbo, the lady of the title, is Tania Fedorova, a Russian spy who falls for an Austrian soldier. When the secret military plans he is carrying are stolen he suspects her – can she convince him that she really loves him?

Less than ten minutes of The Divine Woman survive: a single reel was unearthed in a Russian archive in 1993. Garbo plays Marianne, a young actress in 1860s Paris who must choose between the love of a young soldier and the attentions of a wealthy impresario.


Philharmonia Orchestra
Carl Davis conductor


Carl Davis: Scene from The Divine Woman; The Mysterious Lady

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Royal Festival Hall


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Performance time
There is no interval in the performance which lasts approximately 1 hour 40 minutes.