About the Film
The Paris Opera
Documentary
The Paris Opera
Production
2016 / 1.85:1 / Not Rated
Time
110 minutes
Language
French with English subtitles / 5.1 Surround Sound
Country
France, Switzerland
Company
Les Films Pelléas, Les Films du Losange, Unifrance
Distributor
Film Movement

Autumn 2015. At the Paris Opera, Stéphane Lissner is putting the finishing touches to his first press conference as director. Backstage, artists and crew prepare to raise the curtain on a new season with Schönberg's Moses and Aaron. But the announcement of a strike and arrival of a bull in a supporting role complicate matters. At the same time, a promising young Russian singer begins at the Opera's Academy. In the hallways of Opera Bastille, his destiny will cross paths with that of Bryn Terfel, one of the greatest voices of his time. As the season progresses, more and more characters appear, playing out the human comedy in the manner of a documentary Opera. But this comedy is set against a tragic backdrop when terrorist attacks plunge Paris into mourning. Even though the show must go on at all costs, there is no end of trouble for the new director. Star choreographer Benjamin Millepied jumps ship soon after taking over as director of ballet at Palais Garnier. Preparations for Richard Wagner's six-hour opera Die Meistersinger reunite the company.

Trailer & Clips
Featuring

Benjamin Millepied
Stéphane Lissner
Philippe Jordan
Bryn Terfel
Olga Peretyatko-Mariotti
Gerald Finley

Release Dates
18
October
2017
Film Society of Lincoln Center
New York, NY
18
October
2017
Quad Cinema
New York, NY
20
October
2017
Laemmle's Royal Theatre
West Los Angeles, CA
20
October
2017
Laemmle's Playhouse 7
Pasadena, CA
27
October
2017
Landmark's Shattuck Cinemas
Berkeley, CA
27
October
2017
Laemmle's Town Center 5
Encino, CA
27
October
2017
Palm Desert 10 Cinemas
Palm Desert, CA
27
October
2017
Landmark's Opera Plaza Cinema
San Francisco, CA
27
October
2017
Landmark's E Street Cinema
Washington, DC
27
October
2017
Landmark's Kendall Square
Boston, MA
1
November
2017
City Lights Cinemas
Florence, OR
3
November
2017
Gene Siskel Film Center
Chicago, IL
3
November
2017
The Ryder
Bloomington, IN
3
November
2017
Chatham Orpheum Theater
Chatham, NJ
7
November
2017
The Avon Theatre
Stamford, CT
8
November
2017
Proctors
Schenectady, NY
10
November
2017
Landmark's Midtown Art Cinema
Atlanta, GA
10
November
2017
Landmark Theatre TBD
Minneapolis, MN
10
November
2017
The Screen
Santa Fe, NM
12
November
2017
The Tull Family Theater
Sewickley, PA
17
November
2017
Landmark's Ritz at the Bourse
Philadelophia, PA
1
December
2017
The Picture House
Pelham, NY
1
December
2017
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
Fort Worth, TX
9
December
2017
Jarvis Conservatory
Napa, CA
9
December
2017
Jarvis Conservatory
Napa, CA
22
December
2017
Sie FilmCenter
Denver, CO
19
January
2018
SIFF Cinema
Seattle, WA
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