Mad About Opera

Mad About Opera (Italian: Follie per l'opera) is a 1948 Italian musical comedy film directed by Mario Costa and starring Gino Bechi, Gina Lollobrigida, and Carlo Campanini.[1][2]

Mad About Opera
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Directed byMario Costa
Written byMario Costa
Mario Monicelli
Giovanna Soria
Produced byMaleno Malenotti
Cesare Zanetti
StarringGino Bechi
Gina Lollobrigida
Carlo Campanini
CinematographyMario Bava
Edited byOtello Colangeli
Music byFelice Montagnini
Scalera Film
Distributed byScalera Film
Release date
10 August 1948
Running time
94 minutes

It was shot at the Scalera Studios in Rome. The film's sets were designed by the art director Piero Filippone. Footage from the film was late re-incorporated in the 1950 British film Soho Conspiracy.


In order to raise funds to rebuild a Catholic church in Covent Garden which had been destroyed in The Blitz, a journalist organises a benefit performance with major opera stars appearing.



  1. ^ Roberto Chiti; Roberto Poppi; Enrico Lancia. Dizionario del cinema italiano: I film. Gremese, 1991. ISBN 8876055487.
  2. ^ Paolo Mereghetti. Il Mereghetti. B.C. Dalai Editore, 2010. ISBN 8860736269.

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