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Pierre Audi in Three Acts

16 min

A short documentary about opera director Pierre Audi by Marjoleine Boonstra.

Opera as an artform can be approached from various angles – the music, the singers, the stage design. Then there is the story, the emotion, the ideas. How does one combine these elements into an event which opens the door to fantasy and dreams?

In Three Acts, world-renowned opera director Pierre Audi gives us a glimpse behind the scenes. As we watch him prepare for a rendition of Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra in Tokyo (with stage design by renowned visual artist Anish Kapoor), he shares his vision for the genre. According to Audi, the dramatic world on stage can bring us more in touch with contemporary issues than reading the news ever could. In the theatre you offer hope, he says. “You help people find a connection with themselves.”

Three Acts is part of Ammodo Docs, a series of short documentaries about original minds in arts and science.

DIRECTOR / WRITER Marjoleine Boonstra
EDITING Michiel Rummens
SOUND RECORDING Lennert Hunfeld, Claas Meier
SOUND DESIGN Hugo Dijkstal
MUSIC Giuseppe Verdi
PRODUCER Ammodo / Een van de Jongens

Available until 20 June on Stage24.

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