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 made with this production his long-awaited debut at the Paris Opera.
Paris Opera Orchestra and Chorus
A co-production of the Paris Opera, François Roussillon et Associés with the participation of medici.tv
With the support of the Orange Foundation, patron of the Paris Opera's audiovisual broadcasts, and the Centre National du Cinéma et de l'image animée.
Director: François Roussillon
© Opéra national de Paris – François Roussillon et Associés - 2019
Picture: © Charles Duprat / OnP
- Violetta Valery: A Parisian demimondaine
- Alfredo Germont: A young bourgeois from a provincial family, Violetta’s lover
- Giorgio Germont: Alfredo’s father
- Flora Bervoix: Violetta’s friend
- Annina: Violetta’s maid
- Le baron Douphol: Violetta’s protector
- Le marquis d’Obigny: Flora’s lover
- Gaston de Letorières: Alfredo’s friend
- Doctor Grenv: Violetta’s doctor