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Becoming Traviata


Release Date: May 15, 2013 (NY; LA release: May 24)
Studio: Distrib Films
Director: Philippe Béziat
Screenwriter: Not Available
Starring: Natalie Dessay, Louis Langrée, Matthew Polenzani
Genre: Documentary
MPAA Rating: Not Available
Official Website: DistribFilms.com | Facebook | Twitter
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Plot Summary: The reinvention of Verdi's masterpiece, La Traviata, as sung by world-famous French coloratura soprano Natalie Dessay, is the subject of Philippe Béziat's thrilling new movie. A modern, minimalist, post-punk approach strips away the opulence and grandiosity associated with operatic productions. Concentrating on director Jean-François Sivadier's working relationship with Dessay, the film reveals how two great creative minds build the story of a doomed love affair. The stars rehearse in what look like yoga outfits, on a bare stage, with minimal props. The final production, set against a backdrop of sky and clouds, punctuated by a single chandelier, features Violetta and Alfredo (a darkly gorgeous Charles Castronovo) as the very essence of hipster-chic. Their passion, however, is for the ages. With music performed by the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Louis Langrée.

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