‘Verdi’s fallen woman falls and falls again in this dreamlike documentary by Philippe Béziat, first into the arms of her lover, then into oblivion … the film is as much about how our relationship to this most famous opera changes with each encounter as it is about the process by which soprano Natalie Dessay assumes the central role in this production.’ Anna Picard
A film by Philippe Béziat
Natalie Dessay, Jean-François Sivadier, Louis Langrée
Axiom Films AXM675
Watch the trailer for Becoming Traviata below.
For a full review of this release, pick up an August issue of BBC Music Magazine