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.
RepertoireCarl Davis: Scene from The Divine Woman; The Mysterious Lady
There is no interval in the performance which lasts approximately 1 hour 40 minutes.