Becoming Traviata Film Review
Becoming Traviata is a Philippe Beziat documentary composed of rehearsals for a new production of La Traviata starring Natalie Dessay and directed by Jean-Francois Sivadier. Natalie Dessay combines a superb coloratura soprano voice with her incomparable beauty and expressive face. The movie covers successive rehearsals of principal scenes as they are refined and perfected by Sivadier and Dessay as Violetta. The movie is a wonderful vehicle for Dessay's incomparable voice, beauty and expressive acting. Dessay is not Hollywood-beautful, but she has a striking and expressive face and the body of a much younger woman. No fat lady she.
Verdi's La Traviata was first performed in Venice in 1853 and has since become the most often performed opera. According to Wikipedia La Traviata translates as "The Strayed Woman."
Wikibio Natalie Dessay
- La traviata - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
La traviata is an opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi set to an Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave. It is based on La dame aux Camélias (1852), a play adapted from the novel by Alexandre Dumas, fils.
Natalie Dessay the Most Beautiful Operatic Soprano
- Natalie Dessay The Most Beautiful Operatic Soprano
Natalie Dessay's incomparable beauty matches her superb, clear as a bell, coloratura soprano voice, contrasting with the stereotypical "fat lady" who, legend has it, marks the end of many operas
5-27-13 Boston Globe Review of "Becoming Traviata" by Jeffrey Gantz
- ‘Becoming Traviata’ is becoming to Verdi - Movies - The Boston Globe
Philippe Béziat’s “Becoming Traviata” isn’t just a documentary about the staging of Verdi’s “La traviata” at the Aix-en-Provence Festival in France in summer 2011. It’s a work of art. Stage director
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