The truth is we aren’t too fond of seeing opera at the movies. We’d rather have it live on stage in all its vibrating emotional loudness. But at the opera, we do like a good movie. In fact, we’re just as keen to watch one as our neighbours at the Cinémas du Grütli, Geneva’s art house cinema. So we developed this new format, Cinéopéra, as both a tribute to and a discovery of the silver screen, where four opera and ballet greats who will be on stage with us this season choose their favorite film to view and discuss. Four very different artists, all exceptional, using film to zoom in (or out) on the productions they designed for us, in an amusing play of intertextuality and inter-referentiality. And perhaps one day, it’ll be hard to tell whether you’re at the opera or at the movies…

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On Saturdays

Daniele Finzi Pasca
October 21, 2023 — 6PM
Lost in La Mancha,
Keith Fulton & Louis Pepe, 93 min, 2002

Christoph Waltz
December 2, 2023 — 6PM
Sweet Smell of Success,
Alexander Mackendrick, 96 min, 1957

Leonardo García Alarcón
February 10, 2024 — 6PM
Prova d’orchestra,
Federico Fellini, 70 min, 1978

Adel Abdessemed
April 6, 2024 — 3PM
Le Grand Jeu,
Jacques Feyder, 110 min, 1934

Les Cinémas Du Grütli
Rue du Général-Dufour 16
1204 Genève


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