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Title:
Becoming Traviata
Author:
Beamafilm Pty. Ltd.
Publication Information:
France : Les Films Pell�as, 2012.

Sydney : Beamafilm Pty. Ltd.
Physical Description:
1 online resource (streaming video file (107 min.) )
General Note:
Available online at Beamafilm.
Abstract:
The reinvention of Verdi s masterpiece, La Traviata.

The reinvention of Verdi's masterpiece, La Traviata, as sung by world-famous French coloratura soprano Natalie Dessay, is the subject of Philippe B�ziat's thrilling new movie. A modern, minimalist, post-punk approach strips away the opulence and grandiosity associated with operatic productions. Concentrating on director Jean-Fran�ois 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 like yoga outfits, on a bare stage, with minimal props. The final production, set against a backdrop of sky and clouds, punctuated by a single chandelier, features Violetta and Alfredo (a darkly gorgeous Charles Castronovo) as the very essence of hipster-chic. Their passion, however, is for the ages. With music performed by the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Louis Langr�e.
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PG
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