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Becoming Traviata Reviews

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Graydon Royce
Minneapolis Star Tribune
June 27, 2013
Watching Dessay work as a real human being and not a glittering vocal princess is a fascinating treat.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
June 6, 2013
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.
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Jeffrey Gantz
Boston Globe
May 30, 2013
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 | Original Score: 3/4
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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times
May 23, 2013
Zeroing in on the art of rehearsal, "Becoming Traviata" is an exquisitely observed look at performance and the creative process.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
May 17, 2013
Sivadier and Dessay take the familiar and make it tragic once more.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
May 15, 2013
Doc offers impressive singing and insights into opera's nonmusical dramatic challenges.
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Ronnie Scheib
May 15, 2013
A treat for fans of opera, the performing arts and documentaries about process.
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Rachel Saltz
New York Times
May 14, 2013
[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 | Original Score: 3/5
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Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice
May 14, 2013
Time with Dessay is worth treasuring, even when she's not singing.
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David Fear
Time Out
May 14, 2013
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 | Original Score: 3/5