Official IMAX trailer for “Renée Fleming’s Cities That Sing” live event
by Alex Billington
August 21, 2022
“Paris is the beating heart of the mixture of all the arts.” IMAX has released an official trailer for a live music experience called The Singing Cities by Renée Fleming, screened in IMAX theaters next September. Grammy Award-winning Renée Fleming has graced the world’s biggest stages and is now making her debut on the world’s biggest movie screens! Who wants to visit Paris without paying to go there? This magnificent musical documentary features the incomparable Renee Fleming as she introduces viewers to one of the world’s most majestic cities and offers an appreciation of its music (including with special performances), culture, art and food, joined by many of its notable residents. This first concerns Paris, filmed at the Théâtre historique du Châtelet. With Renée Fleming, Piotr Beczala, Axelle Fanyo, Alexandre Duhamel, Jean-François Verdier and the Victor Hugo Franche-Comté Orchestra. The next one will take place in Venice and will begin in October. Moive Cinemas have been trying to attract more audiences with unique big screen offerings like this, and it’s fun to see them continue with something super entertaining and inspiring.
Here is the IMAX trailer of François-René Martin’s live The Singing Cities by Renée Flemingon Youtube:
The City of Light benefits from a rich history of opera, architecture, costume, fashion, fine arts… and a musical chronology spanning centuries. Performing at the historic Théâtre du Châtelet, Renée Fleming is joined on stage by special guest star Piotr Beczala and featured performers Axelle Fanyo and Alexandre Duhamel as they perform well-known opera selections with Paris ties. As we visit famous locations in Paris, Fleming takes us through the beloved city to places that influence arts and culture and especially those that have a personal connection to it. She is joined by designer Alexis Mabille and director Robert Carsen in this love letter to Parisian culture and the music that grew out of it! The Singing Cities by Renée Fleming is directed by the French musical director Francois-Rene Martindirector of many live orchestra/opera specials and live TV events before, including this year’s Grand Concert Camille Saint-Saens and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Idomeneo, Re di Creta. Written by James Inverne. Singing cities will debut in select IMAX theaters from September 21, 2022 as well as a “one night only” event September 18 featuring Renée Fleming in conversation with Kelsey Grammar. Anyone interested in watching this?