Becoming Traviata

Becoming Traviata

Traviata et nous

DVD - 2012 | French
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A fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the staging of a major operatic production, Verdi's masterpiece, "La Traviata," starring world-famous French coloratura soprano Natalie Dessay and directed by the celebrated Jean-François Sivardier. Over two months, filmmaker Philippe Béziat follows the production's development from opening rehearsals to glorious realization, with music performed by the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Louis Langrée. Becoming Traviata captures key dramatic and intimate moments as the stage director and his diva invent, and then re-invent their incarnation of Violetta. While the leading cast rehearses in what look like yoga outfits, on a bare stage with minimal props, other pieces of the production are coming together. From set design to the chorus' performance, every element is given close attention. The film transcends the traditional peek at the mise en scene of the modern staging of a classic. Becoming Traviata shines light on a question essential to the performing arts: "How does one become a character?" - from publisher's website
Publisher: New York, NY : Cinema Guild, [2012]
ISBN: 9780781514422
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (112 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
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aaa5756 May 06, 2014

Very well done movie. A pleasure to watch. I would recommend this movie for all to see. No fast forwarding on this one. No falling asleep on this DVD!!!!!


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aaa5756 May 06, 2014

“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent”
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