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1 hr. 53 min.

Plot Summary
French coloratura soprano Natalie Dessay and director Jean-Francois Sivadier reinvent the masterpiece "La Traviata," written by Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi.

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Director: Philippe Béziat

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: DistriB Films

Becoming Traviata (2012)

Release Date: May 15th, 2013|1 hr. 53 min.

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critic reviews (7)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 88
    Farran Smith Nehme New York Post

    Philippe Béziat’s documentary focuses on how Sivadier and his Violetta, the French soprano Natalie Dessay, fuse acting with the music. It’s an incredible view of artists at work. show more

  • 75
    Boston Globe

    Becoming Traviata might make you feel you’ve seen Verdi’s opera, or it might make you want to see it. show more

  • 63
    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. show more

  • June 01, 2013 David
    Report This User

    What a treat! Natalie Dessay may not be the greatest soprano that ever lived, but she may very well be the greatest actress/opera singer ever. This intimate look at the collaboration between artist and director was fascinating, I was completely riveted.

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