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 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.
Violetta Valery : Pretty Yende Alfredo Germont : Benjamin Bernheim Giorgio Germont : Jean-François Lapointe Flora Bervoix : Catherine Trottmann Gastone : Julien Dran Annina : Marion Lebègue Il Barone Douphol : Christian Helmer Il Marchese d’Obigny : Marc Labonnette Dottore Grenvil : Thomas Dear
Conductor: Michele Mariotti Stage direction : Simon Stone Set design : Bob Cousins Costume design : Alice Babidge Lighting design : James Farncombe Video : Zakk Hein
Production compagny : François Roussillon & associés
Coproduction compagny : Opera national de Paris
Running Time : 135'
Production Year : 2019
Distribution compagny : Telmondis Distribution