Becoming Traviata
Fox Bay Cinema Grill Screen 1Wed, Oct 2, 2013 6:45 PM Event Date Passed
Oriental Theatre Screen 2Tue, Oct 8, 2013 7:45 PM Event Date Passed
Fox Bay Cinema Grill Screen 2Thu, Oct 10, 2013 2:30 PM Event Date Passed
Film Info
Section:Documentary Festival Favorites (Presented by Christine Symchych and Jim McNulty)
Runtime:111 min
Event Type:Features
Country of Origin:France
Original Language:English/French
Subtitles:English/French with English subtitles
Film Sponsor:Dale A. Newman, DDS, SC
Community Partners:Milwaukee Opera Theatre
Florentine Opera Company
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Philippe Béziat
Cast:Natalie Dessay
Jean-François Sivadier
Louis Langrée
Charles Castronovo
Adelina Scarabelli
Producer:Philippe Martin
Cinematographer:Raphaël O’Byrne
Hichame Alaouié
Ned Burgess
Matthieu Poirot-Delpech
Editor:Cyril Leuthy
A thrilling look at celebrated stage director Jean-Francois Sivadier's attempt to stage a vivid, naturalistic production of Verdi's "La Traviata," acclaimed documentarian Philippe Beziat's film takes us behind the scenes, giving us an up-close and personal look at the effort undertaken to bring this unique vision to the stage. A specific focus on the intense dynamic between Sivadier and world famous French coloratura soprano Natalie Dessay creates an essential portrait of the art of collaboration. "Electrifying! A treat for fans of opera, the performing arts, and documentaries about process. A perfect marriage of theater and music." (Variety)