Musical Globe

The Paris Opera

Jean-Stéphane Bron
Screening time  
27.02. / Tuesday, 21:00 - 23:00 Theatre 1  
04.03. / Nedjelja, 22:00 - 00:00 Dvorana 1  
A peek behind the scenes of the Paris Opera giving viewers an insight into the daily lives of people working and creating before and behind the curtain of its immense stage.

Autumn of 2015. At the Paris Opera, Stéphane Lissner is putting the finishing touches to his first press conference as director. Backstage, artists and crew prepare to raise the curtain on a new season with Schönberg’s Moses and Aaron. But the announcement of a strike and arrival of a bull in a supporting role complicate matters. At the same time, a promising young Russian singer 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... As the season progresses, more and more characters appear, playing out the human comedy in the manner of a documentary Opera. However, this comedy is set against a tragic backdrop when terrorist attacks plunge Paris into mourning. Even though the show must go on at all costs, there is no end of trouble for the new director. Star choreographer Benjamin Millepied jumps ship soon after taking over as director of ballet at Palais Garnier. Preparations for Richard Wagner’s six-hour opera Die Meistersinger reunite the company.

Jean-Stéphane Bron

Jean-Stéphane Bron was born in 1969 in Lausanne, he is a writer, actor and director. He graduated from the School of Fine and Applied Arts of Lausanne (ECAL). In 2013, Bron directed L’Expérience Blocher, and in 2010, his film Cleveland vs. Wall Street premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. He has been nominated for a César for Best Documentary and has won the Swiss Film Award twice. Bron is a co-founder of the Swiss production company Bande à Part Films.

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France, Switzerland
2016, 125'

Directed by:
Jean-Stéphane Bron

Screenplay by:
Jean-Stéphane Bron

Blaise Harrison

Edited by:
Julie Léna

Benjamin Millepied

Philippe Martin, David Thion

Produced by:
Les Films Pelléas

Festivals & Awards:

Moscow International Film Festival 2017 – Silver St. George for Best Documentary; Seattle International Film Festival 2017