BECOMING TRAVIATA [Traviata et nous]

Philippe Béziat's insightful documentary takes viewers behind the scenes at the Aix-en-Provence Festival's production of Giuseppe Verdi's masterpiece "La Traviata." Stage director Jean-François Sivadier and musical director Louis Langrée are exacting visionaries, insisting each note be sung just so; acclaimed soprano Natalie Dessay prepares to sing the demanding role of Violetta. These top-billed names are just some of the many cogs in an enormous machine, along with set designers, lighting technicians, costumers and the orchestra, working together to create a unified artistic whole. Official Selection, 2012 New York Film Festival.

DIR Philippe Béziat; PROD Philippe Martin. France, 2012, color, 113 min. In English and French with English subtitles. Digital presentation. NOT RATED

No passes accepted.

Fri, Nov 16, 3:00; Sun, Nov 18, 1:00; Tue, Nov 20, 5:00

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