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‘La Traviata’ Trailer: Sofia Coppola Heads to the Opera After Her Historic Cannes Win — Watch

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‘La Traviata’ Trailer: Sofia Coppola Heads to the Opera After Her Historic Cannes Win — Watch
You’ve just made history at the Cannes Film Festival, so what are you going to do next? If you’re Sofia Coppola, who became the second woman in history to earn the festival’s Best Director prize on Sunday, you gear up for the release of two major new projects.

Read More: Cannes 2017: Sofia Coppola Makes History as the Second Female Filmmaker to Win Best Director

Everyone already knows about “The Beguiled,” which premiered to acclaim at Cannes and opens in select theaters June 23 via Focus Features, but her upcoming performance film “La Traviata” is flying a bit more under the radar. Hopefully that changes with the release of the official trailer below. Featuring costumes by none other than Valentino, this adaptation of “La Traviata” finds Coppola bringing the recent stage revival of Giuseppe Verdi’s classic opera to the big screen. It looks sumptuous and elegant and
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New Trailer For Sofia Coppola’s Opera Adaptation ‘La Traviata’

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It looks like Sofia Coppola has another surprise waiting for fans in the months ahead. Fresh off her Best Director win at Cannes for “The Beguiled,” the filmmaker is getting operatic. Literally.

Read More: Sofia Coppola’s ‘The Beguiled’ With Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell & Kirsten Dunst [Cannes Review]

Coppola is trying her hand on the grand stage with an adaptation of Giuseppe Verdi‘s classic opera “La Traviata.” If anything, it’s going to look sumptuous, as the director has teamed up with fashion icon Valentino for the production.

Continue reading New Trailer For Sofia Coppola’s Opera Adaptation ‘La Traviata’ at The Playlist.
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Rai Com adds Sofia Coppola’s 'La Traviata' to All’Opera strand

Rai Com adds Sofia Coppola’s 'La Traviata' to All’Opera strand
Exclusive: Big budget, 4K recording captured performance of sell-out production at Rome’s Teatro dell’ Opera last May.

Rai Com has added Oscar-winning director Sofia Coppola’s production of Verdi’s La Traviata at the Teatro dell’ Opera in Rome last May to its All’Opera strand devoted to bringing the best Italian opera productions to the big screen.

All 15 performances of Coppola’s opera directorial debut – featuring costumes by Valentino and sets by Batman, Interstellar and John Carter production designer Nathan Crowley – were sold out.

The ensemble included singers of the caliber of Francesca Dotto, Antonio Poli, Roberto Frontali and Anna Malavasi. The orchestra of the Rome Opera was led by Jader Bergamini.

Oscar-nominated cinematographer Philippe Le Sourde (The Grandmaster) topped the high-end shoot featuring multiple state-of-the art 4K cameras and up to 100 microphones.

The opera’s broadcast in Germany and France by Arte/Zdf was one of the highlights of the station’s cultural programming
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The Met Opera 2016-2017 season kicks off in Cineplex theatres

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The Met Opera 2016-2017 season kicks off in Cineplex theatresThe Met Opera 2016-2017 season kicks off in Cineplex theatresJenny Bullough9/21/2016 9:59:00 Am

There’s nothing quite like experiencing the pageantry, beauty, and incomparable vocal performance of live opera. But one thing comes very, very close: The Met Opera in Cineplex theatres. Only at Cineplex, you can take in the full spectacle of the Met’s 2016-2017 season, filmed in breathtaking HD. The Met Opera Live in HD offers benefits you can't get even at the Met itself: closeups of the performers, the rich detail in every costume, and the intricate choreography required in staging a grand opera are all showcased by the filming technique. Featuring world-renowned classics such as Don Giovanni, La Traviata, Tristan and Isolde, and much, much more, performed by stars such as Placido Domingo, Renee Fleming and many others, the Met Opera Live in HD series
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Abramorama Inks Deal With Rai Com To Bring Opera To U.S. Audiences

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U.S. distrib Abramorama has inked a deal with Italian sales company Rai Come to bring the All’Opera program to domestic audiences. All’Opera is a collection of the best Italian opera productions such as Verdi’s La Traviata and Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia as performed at Milan’s La Scala and the opera houses in Rome, Turin and Venice. All'Opera captures the performances in HD quality to re-create the experiences of actually seeing the live performance. Rai Com is the…
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'The Leftovers' review: So what on Earth (or off) happened to Kevin?

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'The Leftovers' review: So what on Earth (or off) happened to Kevin?
A review of tonight's "The Leftovers" coming up just as soon as there's a bird loose in the lobby... "Are you fucking serious?" -Kevin There once was an HBO Sunday drama that ended one episode with its main character on the verge of death, and opened the next with him suddenly in a hotel, in circumstances far from what we know of him, going by a different name — Kevin, in fact — and having the damndest time trying to get home, no matter what he tried. Whether Tony Soprano was in the afterlife, an alternate reality, or simply dreaming while lying comatose in the hospital, his adventures as Kevin Finnerty proved particularly divisive among that show's fans: some saw this as of a piece with all the dream sequences, flashbacks, and other stylistic departures employed in the past; others stubbornly clung to the belief that they were watching a straightforward mob drama,
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Armando Iannucci, Maxine Peake to edit Artsnight strand for BBC Two

The BBC has announced a new commitment to arts programming, which will include a new four-part series called Artsnight.

The weekly arts and culture magazine show will have a different guest editor each week, with writer Armando Iannucci, actress Maxine Peake, Sunday Times journalist Lynn Barber and Director of the Tate Modern Chris Dercon already committed to the series.

The BBC is also embarking on a partnership with cultural movement What Next? to encourage more people to participate in the arts, which will see the corporation airing new arts and cultural programmes during primetime.

BBC Four will launch Artists Question Time, which opens with a debate on who the arts are for in the UK, who can play a part in them and how they should be funded during a recession.

This spring will see a new season on cinema launched in collaboration with the BFI, which will feature Jonathan Ross
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Tim Doyle was asked by Matt Dye of Blunt Graffix to create a poster for the Bijou Metro’s screening of Robocop!

From Doyle- “Robocop is by far one of the most influential films in my little life. I saw it in the theater in 1987 when I was merely 10 years old, and it completely rewired my brain in new and dark ways. And I thank Paul Verhoven for it every single day of my life. Listening to Verhoven’s commentary, he pointed out that for him- Robocop is a Jesus allegory, calling it ‘The American Jesus.’ And in keeping with great American traditions, this Titanium Jesus raises from the grave not for forgiveness, but for revenge. It’s a bloody mess, and brilliant social satire that has yet to be eclipsed in my opinion. The design is obviously lifted from Dali’s Crucifixion Hypercubus- my favorite film meets my favorite Crucifixion depiction.
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5 Moments That Summed Up the Grammy Awards

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5 Moments That Summed Up the Grammy Awards
As per usual, music's biggest night felt more like a concert-fashion show hybrid than an awards ceremony. The most famous faces in entertainment flocked to the Staples Center for Sunday's Grammy Awards to tip their hats (sometimes literally) to industry peers and drink in all of the action (out of the ultimate sippy cup, no less). There was no shortage of high notes - or highlights. So, we're handing out awards for ... Sexiest Opening Act #Surfboards around the world were riding the ultimate wave as Beyoncé and husband Jay Z kicked off the show with a bang (and a twerk
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5 Moments That Summed Up the Grammy Awards

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5 Moments That Summed Up the Grammy Awards
As per usual, music's biggest night felt more like a concert-fashion show hybrid than an awards ceremony. The most famous faces in entertainment flocked to the Staples Center for Sunday's Grammy Awards to tip their hats (sometimes literally) to industry peers and drink in all of the action (out of the ultimate sippy cup, no less). There was no shortage of high notes - or highlights. So, we're handing out awards for ... Sexiest Opening Act #Surfboards around the world were riding the ultimate wave as Beyoncé and husband Jay Z kicked off the show with a bang (and a twerk
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Angelina Jolie, Steve Martin, Angela Lansbury Honored at 2013 Governor Awards – Videos & Photos

The first big show of the Awards Season happened Saturday night as Hollywood’s A-listers turned out to celebrate 2013 Governors Award honorees Angelina Jolie, Angela Lansbury, Steve Martin, and Piero Tosi. The Governors Awards, along with the Academy Awards, bookends the entire award season annually.

The Academy blogged the event Live for fans during the arrivals and ceremony. You can read it here: http://www.oscars.org/awards/governors/index.html.

Produced by Paula Wagner, the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and three Honorary Awards were presented to Angelina Jolie, Angela Lansbury, Steve Martin and Piero Tosi at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center. Italian costume designer Piero Tosi was also honored, but did not attend the ceremony.

On hand were Mark Wahlberg, Tom Hanks, Idris Elba, Geoffrey Rush, Jim Rash & Nate Faxon, Jonah Hill, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Lee Daniels & Ruth E. Carter, Matthew McConaughey, Pharrell Williams, Lupita Nyong’o,
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Lff 2013: Becoming Traviata Review

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After the sumptuous promise of the rousing La Traviata (The Strayed Woman) operatic music filling the senses, the second thought that springs to mind when beginning to watch this docu-opera is, why is Pierre from Channel 4’s creepy The Returned taking time out from harbouring zombies to masquerading as a theatre/opera director? It throws you just for a second; is it actually a fictional recreation on offer?

The truth is, French actor Jean-François Sivadier has more strings to his bow, and film director Philippe Béziat’s intriguing (but equally frustrating) behind-the-scenes look at getting a production of Verdi’s famous opera off the ground is in fact directed by Sivadier who has a list of theatre credits as a ‘metteur en scène’ (stage director) for at least three other operas.

The story of La Traviata (in three acts) – originally named Violetta after the lead character (played by Met
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57th BFI London Film Festival Review - Becoming Traviata (2012)

Becoming Traviata, 2012.

Directed by Philippe Béziat.Starring Natalie Dessay, Jean-François Sivadier and Louis Langrée.

Synopsis:

French language documentary on the staging of Giuseppe Verdi's opera La Traviata, celebrating the bicentenary of his birth.

Becoming Traiviata's opening sequence shows the unhurried preparation of an opera. Workmen carry planks across the stage; paint brushes are framed in still life; programmes are tucked into audience chairs. But all the while, the sound of a nursery is played over the top, of children playing and a teacher occasionally talking. It jars with the images themselves. The French, I thought. Bloody pretentious bastards.

That the sound from a different film was accidentally being fed into our screen never crossed my mind. This was the London Film Festival, after all. I'd seen movies here before that had been far more up their own derrières.

The restart (with correct audio) revealed a patiently observational documentary, detailing
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Lff 2013: Becoming Traviata Review

Director: Philippe Béziat.

Starring: Charles Castronovo, Natalie Dessay, Jean-François Sivadier.

Running Time: 120 minutes.

Certificate: PG.

Synopsis: Philippe Béziat goes behind the scenes of an open-air production of Verdi’s La Traviata from planning to general rehearsals. The new production of La Traviata is directed by the slightly eccentric but utterly passionate Jean-François Sivadier.

Becoming Traviata is clearly aimed to be told in an artistic and smooth way to reflect the style of La Traviata. There is no inference or interaction from Béziat and the documentary is turned into a behind the scenes recording with very little juice. Understandably drama and friction is not something which is expected, but there has been no attempt whatsoever to create an intriguing situation. Reminiscent of any generic, televised behind the scenes report, Becoming Traviata is difficult to invest in for any non-opera or theatre lovers. Objective audiences will either be mesmerised by the tremendous power in the performers’ voices,
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Oscar's Honors... But Where is Mia Farrow?

Glenn here. First things first: let us congratulate the four people selected by the Academy to receive statues at their annual Governer's Awards in November. The names are screen (big and small) and stage legend Angela Lansbury, five-time costume design nominee Piero Tosi, actor and comedian Steve Martin, as well as Angelina Jolie who will be awarded the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.

I think we can all agree that the first three names listed there are bona fide deserved winners. Lansbury with her nominated screen roles in Gaslight, The Picture of Dorian Gray (which I think made her the first person ever nominated for both their debut and sophomore performances?) and perhaps most famously as the wicked puppet master mother in The Manchurian Candidate, not to mention also appearing as the voice of sweet Mrs. Potts in Beauty and the Beast. She ranked #7 on The Film Experience's poll of women
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Angelina Jolie, Angela Lansbury, Steve Martin and Piero Tosi to Receive The Academy’s Governors Awards

The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present Honorary Awards to Angela Lansbury, Steve Martin and Piero Tosi, and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to Angelina Jolie. All four awards will be presented at the Academy’s 5th Annual Governors Awards on Saturday, November 16, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center®.

“The Governors Awards pay tribute to individuals who’ve made indelible contributions in their respective fields,” said Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs. “We couldn’t be more excited for this year’s honorees and look forward to bringing their peers and colleagues together to celebrate their extraordinary achievements.”

Lansbury has received three Academy Award® nominations for her supporting performances on film – the first in her 1944 feature debut in “Gaslight,” followed by “The Picture of Dorian Gray” (1945) and “The Manchurian Candidate” (1962). Her numerous other credits include “The Long, Hot Summer,” “Blue Hawaii,
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Angelina Jolie, Steve Martin among Academy Governors Award recipients

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will honor Angelina Jolie, Steve Martin, Angela Lansbury and Piero Tosi at the Academy's 5th Annual Governors Awards.

"The Governors Awards pay tribute to individuals who've made indelible contributions in their respective fields," says Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs.  "We couldn't be more excited for this year's honorees and look forward to bringing their peers and colleagues together to celebrate their extraordinary achievements."

While Martin and Lansbury's acting credits are lauded, Jolie -- an Oscar-winner for her starring role in the 1999 drama, "Girl, Interrupted" -- is cited by the Academy for her humanitarian efforts, and for balancing her career between entertainment and philanthropy.

Tosi will receive the honorary Oscar statuette based on his multiple Oscar nominations for costume design on such films as "La Cage aux Folles" and "La Traviata."

The honorary awards will be given out Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center,
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Angelina Jolie, Angela Lansbury, Steve Martin and Piero Tosi to Receive Oscars’ Governors Awards

Angelina Jolie, Angela Lansbury, Steve Martin and Piero Tosi to Receive Oscars’ Governors Awards
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Thursday that Steve Martin, Angela Lansbury and costume designer Piero Tosi will receive Honorary Awards and Angelina Jolie will receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the fifth annual Governors Awards, to be held Nov. 16 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center.

When a separate ceremony was decreed a few years ago, some Acad members balked. But new Acad prexy Cheryl Boone Isaacs on Thursday told Variety, “Having a separate evening has gotten everyone more engaged about these awards than they used to be. The event makes the awards closer and more personal.”

The evening also provides a more complete look at their careers; before that, the salutes were limited by TV’s time constraints.

Boone Isaacs declined to talk about the process by which the honorees were chosen at Tuesday night’s board meeting. But she said industry people offer names year-round.
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Fathom Events Presents The Met: Live In HD Summer 2013 Encores – Verdi’s “La Traviata” July 17

The summer heats up as The Metropolitan Opera and Ncm Fathom Events once again present the fifth year of Summer HD Encores, a series of encore performances from the groundbreaking Live in HD series, in nearly 400 select U.S. cinemas nationwide including five theaters in St. Louis.

The Summer HD Encore series has one event remaining:

Verdi’s “La Traviata” - July 17

Natalie Dessay stars as Verdi’s most beloved heroine in Willy Decker’s stunning production, first seen at The Met in 2010. Matthew Polenzani is her lover, Alfredo, and Dimitri Hvorostovsky sings his stern father, Germont. Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi is on the podium. Fabio Luisi conducts.

This performance was originally transmitted live on Saturday, April 14, 2012.

Running times are approximate, and theaters are subject to change.

Tickets for The Met: Live in HD Summer 2013 Encores, are available at www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices.

The
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The Met: Live in HD Summer 2013 Encores

Need a break from the summer heat and blockbusters?

The Metropolitan Opera and Ncm Fathom Events once again present the fifth year of Summer HD Encores, a series of encore performances from the groundbreaking Live in HD series, in nearly 400 select U.S. cinemas nationwide including five theaters in St. Louis.

The Summer HD Encore series feature four of the most popular operas from previous seasons:

Bizet’s “Carmen” - June 19 Verdi’s “Il Trovatore” - June 26 Rossini’s “Armida” - July 10 Verdi’s “La Traviata” - July 17

Tickets for The Met: Live in HD Summer 2013 Encores, shown in cinemas Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. in all time zones, are available at www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices.

The Summer Encore Series will be playing at the following movie theaters in your area:

Esquire 7 Chesterfield 14 with IMAX Gravois Bluffs Stadium 12 O’Fallon Stadium 14 St. Louis Mills
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