La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi
Opera a Palazzo
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Where does the worldwide popularity of the masterpiece La Traviata come from? From that poignant story of an unseemly love with its incredibly forceful scenes, the complex yet sublime vocal part of the title role, the tunes everyone hums, or just the genius of its composer? A little of all perhaps...
A true romantic drama that hits the audience right in the heart, La Traviata is today one of the most performed opera in the world.
Théâtre Basse Passière opens its doors for a memorable opera experience.
Intimacy with the artists
The staging for this show has been specially adapted for the Théâtre Basse Passière.
Be swept away by the power of opera, as if you were a guest of the master of the house, being entertained right in their very own living room. Be dazzled by the artists right before your eyes, and experience opera "from the inside".
Discover an adaptation of Verdi's La Traviata, focusing on the three main roles, accompanied by a piano.
Opera a Palazzo started the French version of Musica a Palazzo, creator of immersive operas for more than ten years in Venice, whose founders convey the soul of this unique experience to the artistic team. This version, recently presented at the Hotel Dosne-Thiers in Paris, won The Argus Angel Award.
The costumes come from the famous Atelier Nicolao, a Venetian artisan company which, since 1980, has created historical costumes and dresses for important film productions, as well as Lyric Opera in Chicago, the New National Theater in Tokyo, and the Teatro La Fenice in Venice.
The cast features outstanding artists performing in major lyrical productions.
Whether you are a music lover or a fan of new experiences, you will be enthusiastic about Opera a Palazzo
Violetta - Emilie Rose Bry - Soprano
Winner of numerous competitions, the Franco-American soprano Emilie Rose Bry is a harpsichordist and flautist by training. After singing studies at the CRR in Paris and at the Manhattan School of Music in New York, she joined the CNIPAL in 2013. As a soloist, she has already sung on several continents, performing at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, the Theater an der Wien in Vienna, the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, the Cairo Opera in Egypt, and the Opera of Lyon in France (to name a few!) On stage, she performs a vast repertoire from Monteverdi (L’Incoro-nazione di Poppea) to Bizet (Carmen) via Vivaldi, Handel (Rinaldo) Haydn or Rossini (L’Italiana in Algeri). Emilie performs regularly in concert with the Matheus Ensemble and its conductor Jean-Christophe Spinosi. In the coming seasons, she will sing Mozart at the Toulon Opera and at the Enescu Festival in Bucharest and Bach at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées.
Alfredo - Christophe Poncet de Solages - Tenor
It was through the study of the piano that the tenor Christophe Poncet de Solages approached music. With his diploma from the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris in hand and passion for singing, he went abroad to improve his skills. With a pronounced talent for languages, he explores a vast repertoire that ranges from baroque to contemporary music, both opera and concert. His solid musical training allows him to interpret both Bach evangelists and roles of Wagner and Richard Strauss. Fluent in English, Spanish, Italian, German and Russian, he has sang in stage works by Britten, Dvořák, Janáček, Moussorgski, Mozart, Stravinsky, Verdi and French composers such as Offenbach, Poulenc or Bizet. Christophe has already performed at the Opéra national de Lorraine, Lyon and Toulon as well as at the Grange Festival (Carmen) and the Szeged Festival where he played the title role of Oedipus rex.
Germont - Benoît Gadel - Baritone
A graduate of the CRD de Pantin and the Schola Cantorum where he had Nadine Denize as his teacher, Benoît Gadel began his career with bass roles such as Colline (La Bohème, Puccini), Zuniga (Carmen, Bizet) and Ramfis (Aida, Verdi). His ease in the treble allows him to orient himself little by little towards the baritone repertoire. He performs Escamillo de Carmen, Don Giovanni, Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro) and Guglielmo (Così fan tutte). Taking on the characters of Rossini, Verdi and Ravel, Benoît distinguished himself in the baroque repertoire of Purcell, Monteverdi and John Blow and made some forays into the operetta. At the concert, he is regularly invited to perform the sacred works of Bach and Mozart but also Charpentier, Fauré, Saint-Saëns, Dvořák or Brahms. The next roles that await the baritone are Zurga in The Pearl Fishermen by Bizet or Silvio in Pagliacci by Leoncavallo.
Vocal director - Philip Richardson
Born in Great Britain, pianist Philip Richardson grew up in the Netherlands. He graduated from the University of Cambridge in musicology. He began his studies as a pianist and conductor at the Royal Academy of Music in London (where he won the Evelyn German Prize), then at the Hochschule für Musik in Hanover. He entered as an artist in training at the Opera studio of the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, then in Strasbourg, at the Opéra National du Rhin. From 2011 to 2014, he was part of the Atelier Lyrique of the Opéra national de Paris where he accompanied many concerts. He then worked with the Queen Elizabeth Music Chapel in Brussels where he also accompanied the masterclasses of José van Dam and Sophie Koch. Since then, venues as prestigious as the Opéra national de Paris, the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, the Philharmonie de Paris, the operas in Rouen, Dijon and the Opera Ballet Vlaanderen in Antwerp have regularly requested it.