La traviata, Verdi (Opéra National de Paris)

Friday November 1st, 2019 – 15h | Wednesday November 6th, 2019 – 19h

Beginning his opera with a prelude for strings of unprecedented economy of means, in 1853, Verdi affirmed his intention of defying conventions and norms. This is not the least radical aspect of his “Traviata”, which implacably strips bare the violence of a society that promotes worldly pleasures only to sacrifice an innocent woman on the altar of bourgeois morality. Simon Stone delights in grappling with the major works of the repertoire, enticing them into more intimate territory. One of today’s most distinguished stage directors, he now makes his long-awaited debut at the Paris Opera.

Opera in trois acts (1853)
Music : Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto : Francesco Maria Piave
After Alexandre Dumas fils, La Dame aux camélias

Musical direction: Michele Mariotti
Stage direction: Simon Stone
Sets: Bob Cousins
Costumes: Alice Babidge
Lighting design: James Farncombe
Chorus master: José Luis Basso

Paris Opera Orchestra and Chorus

Violetta Valery, Pretty Yende
Flora Bervoix, Catherine Trottmann
Annina, Marion Lebègue
Alfredo Germont, Benjamin Bernheim
Giorgio Germont, Jean-François Lapointe
Gastone, Julien Dran
Il Barone Douphol, Christian Helmer
Il Marchese d’Obigny, Marc Labonnette
Dottore Grenvil, Thomas Dear
Giuseppe, Luca Sannai
Domestico, Enzo Coro
Commissionario, Olivier Ayault

Duration : 3:05 including two 25-min intervals
In Italian, with French subtitles
Presented by Alain Duault

Coproduction with Wiener Staatsoper

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