Go Behind the Scenes of THE PARIS OPERA, Opening Theatrically 10/18

In turns ironic, light-hearted and cruel, encompassing both music and ballet, THE PARIS OPERA puts the spotlight on great artistic passions and tells the story of life backstage at this iconic and indispensable performing arts institution.

It's Autumn 2015 and, at the Paris Opera, new director Stéphane Lissner is putting the finishing touches to his first press conference. Backstage, artists and crew diligently prepare to raise the curtain on a new season with Schönberg's opera, Moses and Aaron. However, the announcement of a strike and arrival of a 2000-pound bull in a supporting role complicate matters greatly. An all-access documentary from director Jean-Stéphane Bron, THE PARIS OPERA takes audiences behind-the-scenes to showcases the individuals - from management to performers, costumers to the cleaning crew - who work tirelessly to bring breathtaking spectacles to audiences night after night.

As the season progresses, more and more characters appear, playing out the human comedy in the manner of a documentary Opera. Enter promising young Russian singer, Mikhail Tymoshenko, who 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. And Lissner will have to weather star choreographer Benjamin Millepied jumping ship soon after taking over as director of ballet at Palais Garnier. But when the terrorist attack at The Bataclan plunges the city into mourning, the company recognizes the show must go on.

Select Theatrical Dates

10/18: Film Society of Lincoln Center / The Quad- NYC

10/20: Laemmle Royal - LA CA

10/20: Laemmle Town Center - Encino CA

10/20: Laemmle Playhouse - Pasadena CA

10/27: Director's Cut - Rancho Niguel CA

10/27: Palm Desert 10 - CA

10/27: Landmark Kendall Sq - Boston MA

10/27: Landmark E Street - Washington D.C.

10/27: Landmark Shattuck - Berkeley CA

10/27: Landmark Opera Plaza - San Francisco CA

11/1 & 4: City Lights Cinemas - Florence OR

11/3-9: Gene Siskel Film Center - Chicago IL

11/3-19: The Ryder - Blooming IN

11/3: Chatham Orpheum - MA

11/7: Avon Theater - Stamford CT

11/8-9: The Proctors - Schenectady NY

11/10: Landmark Minneapolis Theater TBD

11/10: Landmark Midtown Art - Atlanta GA

11/10: The Screen - Santa Fe NM

11/17: Landmark Ritz at Bourse - Philadelphia PA

12/1: Modern Art Museum - Ft. Worth TX


Directed by: Jean-Stéphane Bron (The Blocher Experience,

Cleveland Versus Wall Street)

Featuring: Benjamin Millepied, Stéphane Lissner, Philippe Jordan,

Bryn Terfel, Olga Peretyatko-Mariotti, Gerald Finley

RT: 110 minutes

Aspect Ratio/Audio: 1.85:1/5.1 Surround Sound

Language: French with English Subtitles

Genre: Documentary

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