THE PARIS OPERA Set for New York City Release 10/18

This fall, film movement takes audiences behind the scenes of a drama-filled season at one of the world's greatest cultural institutions with THE PARIS OPERA.

Film Synopsis: 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 & Quad Cinema - New York NY

10/20: Laemmle Royal - West LA CA

10/20: Laemmle Town Center - Encino CA

10/20: Laemmle Playhouse - Pasadena CA

10/27: Palm Desert 10 - CA

10/27: Landmark Kendall Square - Boston MA

10/27: Landmark E Street - Washington DC

10/27: Landmark Shattuck - Berkeley CA

10/27: Landmark Opera Plaza - San Francisco CA

11/10: Landmark Venue TBD - Minneapolis MN

11/10: Landmark Midtown Art - Atlanta GA

11/10: The Screen - Santa Fe NM

11/17: Landmark Ritz at Bourse - Philadelphia PA


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

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