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„Viskas pasauly tėra maskaradas, Jausmo tiek maža jame!“

How can emotion come to light on the opera set? Does it come from singing, action or music? How can someone become the incarnation of Verdi’s masterpiece? Following world famous French soprano Natalie Dessay from the first repetitions until the premiere under the direction of Jean Francois Sivadier, we meet a very special woman, a piece of art, a myth: LA TRAVIATA.



ColCoa Film Festival – Documentary Prize; New York Film Festival – selected for programme “On the Arts”.

Philippe Béziat

Philippe’as Béziatas was born in 1963 in France. Received degree from ESCP (École supérieure de commerce de Paris). Works for theatre, cinema and television. He has directed numerous documentary films such as Four Seasons, The History of a Hit (2012), Pelléas and Mélisande: The Song of the Blind (2008) or De mémoire d’orchestre (2004). During the 2007 edition of the Verbier Festival, Philippe Béziat directed the first live webbroadcasting of 11 concerts (five of which were later shown on television). He also did a live capture of opera performances, created several fiction shorts and directed portraits of famous artists within the radio series.