Who is La Traviata? For Australian director Simon Stone, noted for his talent for refreshing the classics,Violetta is not the demi-mondaine who sells her body, as in Alexandre Dumas fils’ The Lady of the Camellias, the origin of Verdi’s opera. She is a social media star who monetizes her image and digital advice with posts, selfies and stories.Alas! This hyperconnected world does not prevent beauty, as in the nineteenth centurye century, to have to sacrifice his love for Alfredo on the altar of social conventions.This contemporary reading is in line with Verdi’s intentions who, while composing feverish and virtuoso music, criticizes the brutality of a society of appearances, a machine for crushing individualities. Especially when they are women who aspire to be free. Isn’t “Sempre libera“, Violetta’s most famous aria, the standard of this opera?To secure tickets to this incredible rendition in Paris, visit the link below

La Traviata – Opera – Season 23/24 Programming – Paris Opera (operadeparis.fr)