The highly-anticipated Netflix biopic, “Maestro,” directed and led by Bradley Cooper, has unveiled its emotional first trailer. This upcoming film delves deep into the life of the acclaimed composer, Leonard Bernstein, shedding light on his 25-year marriage to actress Felicia Montealegre Cohn Bernstein, as well as his intricate romantic entanglements with both men and women. Set against the backdrop of Bernstein’s enduring love for music and family, “Maestro” promises to be an emotionally epic portrayal of a cultural icon’s life.
Starring Bradley Cooper as Leonard Bernstein and Carey Mulligan as Felicia Montealegre Cohn Bernstein, the film also features an impressive ensemble cast, including Maya Hawke, Gideon Glick, Michael Urie, Sam Nivola, Miriam Shor, Alex Swinton, and Matt Bomer, who plays David Oppenheim, a pivotal character in Bernstein’s life.
The trailer offers a glimpse into Leonard’s world, from his serene moments in his backyard to his passionate piano performances. As the teaser unfolds, viewers witness the enchanting love story between Leonard and Felicia, capturing their carefree approach to love and life. The film subtly explores Bernstein’s complex relationships, including a brief encounter with David Oppenheim, played by Matt Bomer, all while accompanied by a mesmerizing orchestral score.
“Maestro” is set to hit select theaters on November 22 and will be available on Netflix starting December 20. This biopic pays homage to Leonard Bernstein’s extraordinary career, which earned him seven Emmy Awards, two Tony Awards, 16 Grammy Awards, and the Kennedy Center Honor, showcasing his indelible mark on the world of music and theater. While Bernstein never publicly discussed his sexuality, “Maestro” offers a poignant glimpse into his life, including his relationship with David Oppenheim, which briefly led him away from Felicia, his wife, in 1976.
As the film’s release date approaches, audiences around the world eagerly await this cinematic exploration of the maestro’s life, love, and enduring musical legacy.