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  • 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

  • 60
    David Fear Time Out New York

    Those unfamiliar with Verdi’s tragedy won’t understand why this production was significant, nor see much of the fruits of such hard work; those onstage may become La Traviata’s tragic characters, but it’s tough not to feel that we, the audience, leave only half-transformed. show more

  • 90
    Alan Scherstuhl Village Voice

    A spare and ravishing doc. show more

  • 90
    Sheri Linden Los Angeles Times

    Zeroing in on the art of rehearsal, Becoming Traviata is an exquisitely observed look at performance and the creative process. show more

  • 60
    Rachel Saltz The New York Times

    May not be fully satisfying as a documentary. But it has what any good movie needs: a star — the ever-game soprano Natalie Dessay. show more

  • June 01, 2013 David
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    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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