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Entertainment Streaming: the Opéra de Paris captured everything

01:15  21 november  2020
01:15  21 november  2020 Source:   next.liberation.fr

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Home - Opéra national de Paris . Since March 17th, the Paris Opera has made available a complete opera or ballet every Monday at 7:30 p.m. on Freely available for a week, these streams are made possible thanks to partnerships with France Télévisions (Culturebox) and Arte (Arte concert).

From March 17, the Paris Opera is offering its most beautiful shows, from Swan Lake to Don Giovanni, free online. During the confined quarantine period in France, the Paris Opera will be offering to the public its most beautiful ballets and operas to stream from its website for free.

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The Paris Opera is still on the move and fully intends to extricate itself from the bad luck in which it has been stuck for a year. A press conference organized remotely this Friday by the new director, Alexander Neef, the dance director, Aurélie Dupont, and the deputy director general, Martin Ajdari, made it possible to specify the contours of the disaster but also a promising vision for the future: investing in digital technology.

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A behind-the-scenes look at the Paris Opera , under the direction of Stephane Lissner. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. The images and captured moments are serious, funny and heartwarming, and they are shown in just the right rhythm.

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Building on the streaming experiences of the first confinement (2.5 million views) and pending the reopening of its theaters (Bastille in a week and Garnier in January), the Paris Opera will throw its last strength into a virtual broadcast formula via the creation of a new platform - the Opera at home - which should be fully operational in the first half of 2021. A paid streaming broadcast of a ballet evening on Facebook on November 13 has been launched Encouraged: 5,000 live spectators, 6,500 in total having bought the program for nearly 5 euros (4.49 euros but we don't count), and good technical and artistic feedback. This capture provided turnkey by the American giant made some jaws cringe. The Paris Opera is therefore resuming itself with the desire to control all of its broadcasts.

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Champion of national operatic streaming

The project consists of recovering the rights to all recordings since 2012 and offering them on the platform, as well as organizing live events (opera, ballet, concerts), but also presenting courses and masterclasses. Access will be mixed: free (for the majority of covers) but also paid, with different price ranges. If nothing has been decided for the moment, Martin Ajdari considered that a price of up to 5 euros for cover versions and 10 to 15 euros for live broadcasts was a basis for reflection in a system where the economic model remains to be found. The next live has been announced: la Bayadère, scheduled for mid-December.

The desire to irrigate all corners of the country via the Internet in order to fulfill its public service missions, or even find new spectators, is of course a step forward. But in the background, the institution wishes to pose as a champion of national operatic streaming, as the Philharmonie de Paris is for the concert with its Philharmonie Live platform, without finding itself dependent on broadcasters. The production methods will be varied: delegated co-producer for the “major recordings” of opera (whose invoices can be around 100,000 euros per show, depending on the figure provided by a professional), and which will also be broadcast by partner channels such as Arte or France Télévisions; producer for smaller forms, such as chamber concerts or workshops, with choice of service provider.

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Thanks to the motion capture technique Hugo Arcier stripes the bodies of three dancers performing on the Palais Garnier stage to only leave the interlacing movements of the atoms, creating a mesmerizing dance in futuristic Paris Opera backstage areas.

Calamitous financial situation

This initiative seems logical on the part of a large opera house which seeks to maintain its preeminence on all media, but remains ambitious at a time when theaters are looking for means of distribution to save their productions in progress and where the visibility of a post-reconfinement return to full gauges is almost zero.

All the more so as the financial situation of the institution is calamitous: nearly 50 million euros of losses in one year, a bailout from the State which has advanced an aid program of 81 million euros 'euros over three years (including 20 million already planned for work), non-existent productions and an ever-depleted Ring, which following the health problems has gone from a flamboyant stage version to a concert opera broadcast at the radio with a change of cast (out Kaufmann and Westbroek, hello Skelton and Davidsen) having also suffered delays due to a case of Covid in the orchestra. To give themselves courage, Neef, master of vision, and Ajdari, master of figures, with many Power Point tables, put their finger on the Achilles heel of the Paris Opera: despite the huge subsidy given by the State to the institution (95 million), it has been declining for ten years and does not cover the theater in working order (120 million). At the slightest stop to the shows, the opera plunges. This has been the case for a year. Hopefully digital shows him the way to the curb.

The Paris Opera launches its concerts and shows on VOD with a live Bayadère .
© Opéra de Paris The VOD platform has a catalog of around fifty operas, ballets, concerts, films from the 3rd Scene and documentaries called to be enriched by new productions. Debut with a bang. On Sunday at 2:30 p.m., the Paris Opera comes to your home with the live recording of Nureyev's La Bayadère in a unique configuration. Three couples of stars take turns, one for each act.

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