- Dec 18, 2017
In turn ironic, light-hearted, and cruel, encompassing music and ballet, The Paris Opera tells the story of life behind the scenes of one of the most prestigious performing arts institutions in the world. 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. This comedy is set against a tragic backdrop when terrorist attacks plunge Paris into mourning. Even though the show must go on, 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. In French with subtitles. 2016. 1h50m.