Opéra de Paris

La Traviata

In Cinemas 15, 16, 17 & 20 Nov 2019
Michele Mariotti
Orchestre de l’Opéra national de Paris
Pretty Yende (Violetta Valéry), Catherine Trottmann (Flora Bervoix), Marion Lebègue (Annina), Benjamin Bernheim (Alfredo Germont), Jean‑François Lapointe (Giorgio Germont), Julien Dran (Gastone)
Giuseppe Verdi
Simon Stone
Set Design
Bob Cousins
3h15 including 2 intervals
Sung in Italian, with English subtitles.
Captured live from Palais Garnier, Paris 21 Sep 2019
Official Event Listing
  • A standing ovation for Pretty Yende, her voice full of colour, precision, amplitude and an infinite delicacy. Bernheim is remarkable. Under the direction of Michele Mariotti, the orchestra radiates and throbs with tremendous energy.
    Jean-Marc Piriou, BACHTRACK
    A tremendous success. The staging is magical. Yende and Bernheim shine. This performance is one that you will never forget. Featuring an excellent and modern approach that respects Verdi’s music, and the best possible cast and conductor.
    Mauricio Villa, OPERAWIRE

Opera in three acts (1853)

New Production! By beginning his 1853 opera witha prelude for strings of unprecedented economy of means, 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, Violetta Valéry (here the radiant soprano Pretty Yende), on the altar of bourgeois morality.

Australian director 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, with the exciting Michele Mariotti on the podium.

The Paris Opera advises that certain scenes may be inappropriate for the young and the easily offended.

Sneak Peek: Click here to watch Pretty Yende perform "Addio del passato" (Act 3, Scene 4).
NB: The scene depicted in clip above is not subtitled, but the full opera will be presented in cinemas with English subtitles.


In erratum: our printed season booklet incorrectly billed the role of Giorgio Germont, which will be performed by award-winning French-Canadian baritone Jean‑François Lapointe. (10/09/19)

Opéra de Paris

Opéra de Paris is one of the world's greatest opera and ballet companies. Founded more than three centuries ago by Louis XIV, it now holds performances in two theatres, the Palais Garnier (1875) and the Opéra Bastille (1989). The company’s mission is to preserve and develop our operatic and ballet heritage and it gives more than 350 performances per year. Great composers such as Rameau, Gluck, Rossini, Verdi, Wagner, Gounod, Massenet, Poulenc and Messiaen all gave the first performances of their works here.

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