Currentzis, The Classical Rebel

A documentary on the Greek conductor Teodor Currentzis

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Teodor Currentzis — Conductor

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Teodor Currentzis—"enfant terrible" of the classical conducting world—comes together with one of today's best orchestras to record Don Giovanni. Follow the Greek maestro from rehearsals at the opera house in Perm (where he has been music director since 2011) to European tours to lengthy recording sessions, and get an up-close-and-personal glimpse at both the artist and the man.

For many, the Russian city of Perm might seem like the end of the world, isolated in the foothills of the Ural mountains. But it is in this rapidly developing industrial city—which is establishing itself as one of Russia's modern cultural centers—that the Greek conductor Teodor Currentzis has been quietly revolutionizing classical music with his ensemble MusicAeterna. The film follows the recording sessions of Mozart's Don Giovanni, documenting the artists' habits and painting a portrait of this exuberant conductor. Experience the world of classical music in 3-D, with its complex politics, fascinating personalities, and timeless creations.

Photo: Teodor Currentzis © Alisa Calipso

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