DVD, Digital Release: The Paris Opera

Digital Release Date: March 6, 2018, DVD Release Date: March 6, 2018
Price: DVD $18.00
Studio: Film Movement

The 2017 French documentary film The Paris Opera offers a candid look behind the scenes of one of the world’s foremost performing arts institutions.

Over the course of the tumultuous 2015-16 season, director Jean-Stéphane Bron (The Blocher Experience, Cleveland Versus Wall Street) juggles multiple storylines – from ballet and opera rehearsals, to strike negotiations, last minute crises and ticket disputes – getting up close and personal with the institution’s personnel who bring spectacles to the stage night after night.

Most memorably, one storyline concerns promising young Russian singer Mikhail Tymoshenko, who begins at the Opera’s Academy that season and, at one point, crosses paths with that of Bryn Terfel, one of the modern opera’s greatest voices. Also notably is watching the Paris Opera’s new director Stéphane Lissner deal with star choreographer Benjamin Millepied jumping ship soon after he decamps to become the director of ballet at Palais Garnier.

Bonus features include the following:

  • Commentary by director Jean-Stéphane Bron
  • Interview with director Jean-Stéphane Bron
  • Bonus Short Film:  Les Indes galantes (Directed by Clément Cogitore, France. French w/English subtitles, 6 minutes) — An inspired reinterpretation of Rameau’s opera-ballet via Krump dancing on the Bastille Opera stage.

Aside from debuting on DVD and Digital, the film will be available day-and-date on all leading digital platforms including Amazon, iTunes and Vudu

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About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.