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Becoming Traviata Reviews

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Becoming Traviata gives a compelling and rare insight into the daily life of the opera industry from the perspective of a filmmaker.

Full Review Source: HeyUGuys | Original Score: 3/5

October 18, 2013
Graydon Royce
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Watching Dessay work as a real human being and not a glittering vocal princess is a fascinating treat.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 27, 2013
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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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 Source: Chicago Reader

June 6, 2013
Jamie S. Rich
Oregonian

Béziat arranges an interesting mosaic, moving the opera's narrative forward along the same timeline as the ever-evolving, multi-faceted collaboration.

Full Review Source: Oregonian | Original Score: 3/5

May 31, 2013
Jeffrey Gantz
Boston Globe
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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 Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3/4

May 30, 2013
Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times
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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 Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

May 23, 2013
Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
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Sivadier and Dessay take the familiar and make it tragic once more.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 3.5/4

May 17, 2013
John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
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Doc offers impressive singing and insights into opera's nonmusical dramatic challenges.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

May 15, 2013
Ronnie Scheib
Variety
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A treat for fans of opera, the performing arts and documentaries about process.

Full Review Source: Variety

May 15, 2013
Craig Seligman
Bloomberg News

Dessay's waifishness makes her entirely believable as a woman dying from a lung disease. And the camera adores her. When her voice goes, she could have the career in movies that once seemed to await Maria Callas.

Full Review Source: Bloomberg News | Original Score: 3.5/5

May 15, 2013
Rachel Saltz
New York Times
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[It] may not be fully satisfying as a documentary. But it has what any good movie needs: a star - the ever-game soprano Natalie Dessay.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

May 14, 2013
Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice
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Time with Dessay is worth treasuring, even when she's not singing.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

May 14, 2013
Kalvin Henely
Slant Magazine

It works as a reminder of the important interactiveness of the performing arts, of actors evoking the drama, action, and emotion that computers and machines cannot.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 13, 2013
David Noh
Film Journal International

A clumsy and sadly missed opportunity to capture the creation of a great opera role by a great singer.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

May 17, 2013
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

Initially engaging, but increasingly tedious and boring. Strictly for opera aficionados.

Full Review Source: NYC Movie Guru | Original Score: 5.9/10

May 15, 2013
David Fear
Time Out New York
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Those unfamiliar with Verdi's tragedy won't understand why this production was significant, nor see much of the fruits of such hard work ...

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 3/5

May 14, 2013
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