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 interrreferentiality. And perhaps one day, it’ll be hard to tell whether you’re at the opera or at the movies…

On Sundays

Calixto Bieito
29.8.2021 — 5PM
Come and See (1985)
Elem Klimov, 146 min

Jeroen Verbruggen
31.10.2021 — 17h
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Tim Burton, 76 min

Prune Nourry
20.2.2022 — 17h
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
Hayao Miyazaki, 117 min

Evelyn Herlitzius
24.4.2022 — 17h
The White Ribbon (2009)
Michael Haneke, 145 min

Talk following the screening of the movie


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