The famous American soprano Renée Fleming invites you for a gala evening through Paris and the world of opera. This docu-concert will be shown in IMAX theaters on September 18 and 22, with a live discussion from New York on the 18th.
A love letter to French culture
You are invited for an exceptional evening at the cinema in the company of the renowned soprano Renee Fleming (which we hear in particular on the Soundtrack of the Lord of the Rings). Acclaimed in the most beautiful opera houses in the world, the singer presents the very first film of her series of concert-documentaries, Renée Fleming’s Cities That Sing.
It is thus in Paris, a must for any lyrical art lover, that Renée Fleming invites you on a journey to the heart of French culture and its link with opera. At his side, big names from the world of opera are on the program, such as the tenor Piotr Beczalathe baritone Alexandre Duhamel or the talented soprano Axelle Fanyoin order to to interpret famous pieces of opera in connection with France.
Through an exciting documentary and exclusive concert, the singer takes us behind the scenes of the Théâtre du Châtelet, but also in what makes the reputation of French culture such as Haute couture, oenology, gastronomy, etc. The soprano honors the charm of French life, through a stroll through the most emblematic places of the City of Light.
A unique encounter…
Opera aficionados will have the chance to attend a live conversation broadcast from New York. September 18 uniquelycinemas in network connected IMAX Live will broadcast live an interactive Q&A session with Renée Fleming live from New York City, followed by the screening of the docu-concert.
The actor and producer Kelsey Grammer will host the discussion with the soprano at 9:00 p.m. French time from the AMC Lincoln Square IMAX theater in New York. Additional sessions (without the live conversation) will take place on September 22 in France.
A program linking opera to France
The exceptional sound and visual quality technology of the IMAX theaters will allow you to experience this musical event as if you were there! Here is the program:
Barcarolle – The Tales of Hoffmann (Jacques Offenbach, 1881)
Into the holy temple – The Pearl Fishers (Georges Bizet, 1863)
Lets go ! We Must… Farewell, Our Little Table – Manon (Jules Massenet, 1884)
Why wake me – Werther (Jules Massenet, 1892)
You ! You ! Ah! Perfidious Manon… Is it No More My Hand? – Manon (Jules Massenet, 1884)
Ah! I laugh to see myself so beautiful –Faust (Charles Gounod, 1859)
It’s Getting Late… O Night Of Love –Faust (Charles Gounod, 1859)
The Exquisite Hour – Paul Verlaine, set to music by Reynaldo Hahn, 1890
Golden Tears – Albert Samain, set to music by Gabriel Fauré, 1896
The Girls of Cadiz – Alfred de Musset, set to music Leo Delibes, 1874
Habanera (Love is a rebellious bird) – Carmen (Georges Bizet, 1875)
The flower you threw at me – Carmen (Georges Bizet, 1875)
Toreador On Guard – Carmen (Georges Bizet, 1875)
Libiamo Ne’ Lieti Calici (Brindisi) – La Traviata (Giuseppe Verdi, 1853)
It is thus on this magnificent song by Offenbach that this exceptional evening will open:
” Beautiful night, oh night of love
Smile at our drunkenness
Night sweeter than day
O beautiful night of love…”
Reserve your tickets now to see Renée Fleming’s Cities That Sing: Paris at participating IMAX theatres.