It is within the Galleria dei Fiumi of the Ducal Palace of Mantua in Venice that is created, on February 24, 1607, the very first opera: L’Orfeo. The artist behind this creation? None other than the court’s composer, Claudio Monteverdi. This feature length film details the long creative journey behind the music, but also within humanity’s chronology. Rarely are actors of history and their lives so well documented. Only documents, places, and Monteverdi’s music are left behind. In a constant dialogue between his scores interpreted by today’s musicians and an illustrated chronicle of the composer, discover the journey of a man who forever changed our representation of reality. A cross between concert and history lesson.
Whether for the stage, cinema or television, Philippe Béziat devotes himself to works in which music and image are closely linked. He has worked on several live shows at various times: Carmen (Alfredo Arias, 1997), Adonis (Christian Rist, 1998), and Did You Ever See Piedmontese Hill? (Célia Houdart, 2000). There was also his opera-film, Pelleas et Melisande, Le Chant des Aveugles (2008), which enabled him to explore the visual arts.
Les Rustres (2015) ; La Belle Hélène (2015) ; Pop’pea (2013) ; Florilèges Offenbach (2013) ; Les 4 Saisons d’Antoine (2012) ; Théâtre sans animaux (2011) ; Hector Berlioz à l’Opéra Royal de Versailles (2011) ; Glorias (2009) ; Odes à Sainte Cécile (2009).