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Places

Colmar

Théâtre municipal de Colmar

Mulhouse

La Filature

Strasbourg

Opéra
Dates
Mar 24Apr 29, 2025
Prices
6 - 98 €
Duration
2h30
Age limit
From 12 years
Informations

Intermission included


**Prologue
One hour before each performance, a playwright will give you a short 30-minute introduction.


Performance in Colmar: Concert version, as part of the Colmar Easter Festival.


With the support of Fidelio.

Cast

Direction musicale Christoph Koncz Mise en scène Amélie Niermeyer Décors Maria-Alice Bahra Lumières Tobias Löffler Chorégraphie Dustin Klein Chef de Chœur de l’Opéra national du Rhin Hendrik Haas

Artists

Violetta Valéry Martina Russomanno les 24 mars, 28 mars, 2 avril, 6 avril, 27 avril, Julia Muzychenko les 26 mars, 30 mars, 4 avril, 16 avril, 29 avril Alfredo Germont Amitai Pati Giorgio Germont Vito Priante Flora Bervoix Bernadette Johns Annina Ana Escudero Docteur Grenvil Michał Karski Gaston de Letorières Massimo Frigato Baron Douphol Pierre Gennaï Marquis d’Obigny Carlos Reynoso Chœur de l’Opéra national du Rhin, Orchestre symphonique de Mulhouse

Presentation

The exquisite Violetta Valéry lives a life of freedom, excess and pleasure as a celebrated courtesan on Paris’ extravagant social scene where the rich and mighty get to do as they please. Although she is inundated with attention from men who covet her, only one man, Alfredo, cares enough to look beyond her façade and see from her pale face that she is not well. When he passionately declares his love, she begins to hope that the loving monogamous relationship she thought out of reach might be possible. But in a society where appearances matter, does a woman treated as a possession by so many have the right to love and be loved?

In the early 1850s, Verdi was at the center of a scandal when he lived unmarried with the soprano of the production he was supervising in Paris. To get his own back on the moral hypocrisy of Italy’s fashionable society, he adapted a play by Alexandre Dumas fils, La Dame aux Camélias , the story of an impossible love between a gentleman and a courtesan. He provocatively named this new work La Traviata : “the fallen woman”. Despite its controversial reception when it premiered in 1853, La Traviata went on to become an iconic and timeless masterpiece, here entrusted to the care of director Christoph Koncz. Amélie Niermeyer brings it to the stage in a world of boundless energy and inhibition, showing us why the themes of Verdi’s classic opus remain so universal.

In Italian
Overtitled in French, German