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