Becoming Traviata (2013)

Becoming Traviata

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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 … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts, Documentary
Directed By:
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 11, 2013
Box Office: $6.3k
Runtime:
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Critic Reviews for Becoming Traviata

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (10)

Watching Dessay work as a real human being and not a glittering vocal princess is a fascinating treat.

Full Review… | June 27, 2013
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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The movie is most enjoyable as a simple record of the performers, allowing one to eavesdrop on soprano Natalie Dessay and tenor Charles Castronovo as opera director Jean-Francois Sivadier coaches them through some of the libretto's more layered moments.

Full Review… | June 6, 2013
Chicago Reader
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You can follow the story even if you're unfamiliar with the opera - though a five-minute brush-up on the plot wouldn't hurt.

Full Review… | May 30, 2013
Boston Globe
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Zeroing in on the art of rehearsal, "Becoming Traviata" is an exquisitely observed look at performance and the creative process.

Full Review… | May 23, 2013
Los Angeles Times
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Sivadier and Dessay take the familiar and make it tragic once more.

Full Review… | May 17, 2013
New York Post
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Doc offers impressive singing and insights into opera's nonmusical dramatic challenges.

Full Review… | May 15, 2013
Hollywood Reporter
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