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Opera a Palazzo

From 17 June TO 09 July 2021
Fondation Dosne-Thiers - Paris
Program

Verdi : La Traviata

3 heures
Cast
  • Director
    Patrizia Di Paolo
  • Performers
    Violetta Valery: Aurélie Loilier
    Violetta Valery: Armelle Khourdoian
    Violetta Valery: Emilie-Rose Bry
    Alfredo Germont: Christophe Poncet de Solages
    Alfredo Germont: Matthieu Justine
    Alfredo Germont: Thomas Ricart
    Alfredo Germont: Mathieu Septier
    Giorgio Germont: Laurent Arcaro
    Giorgio Germont: Jiwon Song
    Giorgio Germont: Timothée Varon
    Giorgio Germont: Benoît Gadel
Details on the Performance

THE CONFIDENTIAL EXPERIENCE: Experience opera in privacy and visit an exceptional Mansion. Be Violetta’s guests in «La Traviata» with only 30 people.

Let yourself be guided through the residence, then be swept away by the emotion of opera.

You wiil be dazzled by the artists just a few metres from you, who bring the opera to life "from the inside". Enjoy the privilege of a confidential reception and the exceptional heritage that has become an immersive setting.

During a private visit, you will enter the secret of the historian-collector's cabinet, admire the treasures of the Thiers library and the art collection. Then discover an adaptation of Verdi's La Traviata centred on the three main roles accompanied by a piano, a violin and a cello.

Premium Category

The premium category includes: a private visit, the performance of "La Traviata" and a cocktail.

You are invited to Hotel Dosne-Thiers for a private tour at 7.30 pm.

You will then attend the performance to La Traviata’opera at 20:00.

The three acts will take place in different salons, during the interval a glass of Champagne will be served (or soft drink).

Continue this precious moment with a cocktail for an exclusive exchange with the artists in the garden or in a lounge (with Champagne at discretion).

Doors open at 7.15pm. No numbered seating.

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Fondation Dosne-Thiers - Paris Location 27 Place Saint-Georges - 75009 Paris France

Synopsis

La Traviata

LA TRAVIATA: AN EXCITING AND PASSIONATE OPERA
La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi is a popular opera played over three parts, and set to a beautiful Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave.

Telling the tale of a fallen woman, the opera is based on an original play adapted from a novel entitled 'La Dame aux Camélias' by Alexandre Dumas, the younger son of the famous French writer. Though both Verdi and Piave wished to adhere to Dumas' contemporary setting, authorities at La Fenice were adamant that it should be set in the 1700's. It was only in the 1880's that the opera was finally performed in the contemporary setting that Verdi had intended. However, it was not well recieved until it was again revised.

HISTORY
The most performed opera in the world according to Operaboard 2012/2013, and certainly one of the most popular, La Traviata is set in early 18th century Paris and tells the tale of Violetta, a courtesan.

Act 1
A fabulous party is thrown to celebrate the recovery from illness of famous Parisian courtesan, Violetta Valéry. Count Gastone has brought along his friend, the young noble Alfredo Germont who is in love with Violetta. Gastone tells Violetta that during her illness Alfredo visited her home every daym abnd she wonders if he could be 'the one'. However, Violetta's lover Baron Douphol is not impressed and refuses to toast her creating the opening for Alfredo to sing a drinking song in her honour.

Act 2
Scene 1:
Violetta has given up her life in Paris and has moved with Alfredo to her country home. Annina the maid has been to Paris to sell Violetta's belongings to support them and when Alfredo discovers this he leaves for Paris. Alfredo's father, Giorgio Germont visits Violetta to beg her to break up with his son since her reputation is ruining his daughter's engagement. She finally agrees and is seen weeping alone. Leaving a farewell note with her servant for Alfredo, Violetta leaves for Paris.
Scene 2: Party at Flora's house
Everyone is shocked to hear of the break up of Violetta and Alfredo. She arrives at the party with Baron Douphol. Alfredo says it will be he who leaves with her and wins a lot of money at the gambling table. Alfredo won't believe that Violetta no longer loves him and forces her to say that she is in love with the Baron. Alfredo throws the money at Violetta to 'pay for her services'. Giorgio enters looking for his son Alfredo and immediately realises what has happened. The Baron and Alfredo decide to fight a duel.

Act 3
Her tuberculosis has returned and Violetta doesn't have long to live when a letter from Alfredo's father informing her that the Baron was only wounded. He has told Alfredo of the sacrifice Violetta made for him and his sister. It is too late and Violetta is aware of this when Alfredo rushes in. She dies in his arms.

THE MAIN ROLES
Violetta Valéry - courtesan (soprano)
Alfredo Germont - a young noble (tenor)
Giorgio Germont - Alfredo's father (baritone)
Annina - maid (soprano)
Barone Douphol - Violetta's lover and Alfredo's rival (baritone)

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