CITIES THAT SING Paris & Venice Movies 2022-2023 Renée Fleming, Piotr Beczala, Francesco Meli
Information on the Performance
- Work Title: CITIES THAT SING Paris & Venice
- Composer: various
- Libretto: various
- Venue & Opera Company: Paris, Venice
- Recorded: 2022-2023
- Type: Movie
- Singers: Renée Fleming, Piotr Beczala, Alexandre Duhamel, Riccardo Frizza, Francesco Meli, Paola Gardina
- Stage Director: François-René Martin
- Costume Designer:
Information about the Recording
- Published by: IMAX
- Date Published: 2022-2023
- Format: Streaming
- Quality Video: 5 Audio:5
- Subtitles: nosubs
- Video Recording from: 3sat     FULL VIDEO
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THIS PERFORMANCE
In the past decade, The Metropolitan Opera has found great success transmitting operas to movie theaters ‘Live in HD.’ Now, one of the world’s great opera singers, Renee Fleming is beaming music to IMAX theaters starting this weekend. Her series is called ‘Cities That Sing,’ co-produced with Stage Access, and the first city she visits is Paris.
Who wants to visit Paris — without actually paying to go there? IMAX is here to help, presenting a live music experience titled Renée Fleming’s Cities That Sing, showing in its theaters this month. Grammy winner Renée Fleming has graced the world’s biggest stages — and now she’s debuting on the world’s largest screens. This fascinating, insightful documentary will win the hearts of opera lovers everywhere, while also intriguing newbies to the art form like myself. With the help of giant cinema-scope lenses, Fleming introduces viewers to one of the most majestic cities in the world and offers an appreciation of its music, performance, culture, art, and food. And more than that — she is joined by many of its notable residents.
Conceived and co-funded by Stage Access, Renée Fleming’s Cities That Sing – Paris is the first of two immersive experiences by IMAX, with the second focusing on Venice. Directed by François-René Martin and produced by both Tripp Hornick and Elmar Kruse, Paris is a solid start to the musical series. It features gripping operatic performances from Fleming and others at historic theaters across the city. Over the course of its tight 85-minute duration, Fleming is joined on stage by special guest stars, such as the world-renowned tenor Piotr Beczala as well as performers Axelle Fanyo and Alexandre Duhamel.
Explore Venice, the birthplace of opera and the center of culture for centuries through the eyes of superstar soprano Renée Fleming in Renée Fleming’s Cities That Sing: Venice. Presented by IMAX and Stage Access, “La Serenissima” becomes even more magical as Fleming explores the city and takes the stage at the fabled Teatro La Fenice. Joined by Italian tenor Francesco Meli, with baritone Mattia Olivieri and mezzo Paola Gardina, Fleming combines some of the most famous music ever written — Verdi, Rossini, Puccini and more — with the city’s sights, history, art for a unique cinematic event that is not to be missed.