Opéra en Plein Air has been performing opera arias out of noble walls since 2001. This year, the lyrical festival chose to shine a light on composer Giuseppe Verdi and his opera “La Traviata” after proposing Giacomo Puccini's "Madama Butterfly" last year. In Île-de-France, it is in at least four remarkable locations in the area you can attend exceptional performances of “La Traviata” as part of the 21st edition of Opéra en Plein Air held from June 17 to September 10, 2022.
Performed for the first time in 1853 at the Venice's Teatro La Fenice, “La Traviata” - later immortalized by Maria Callas - is an opera by Giuseppe Verdi based on Alexandre Dumas son's Camille. This 2022 version is staged by Olivier Desbordes (who worked with Tina Turner and Karl Lagerfeld) already staged “Madama Butterfly” last year.
In this “La Traviata” created by Desbordes, musical conduction is entrusted to Dominique Trottein (Théâtre Mogador conductor for “Chicago” and “Ghost” musicals – among others) and Gaspard Brécourt. Anne Gravoin is a violin soloist, and Serenad Burcu Uyar is Violetta.
Opéra en Plein Air Île-de-France 2022 tour dates:
The tour kicks off in the Paris suburbs in June and July, before coming to Paris, at the Invalides in September.
Note that on each Saturday of the dates in Île-de-France, Opéra en Plein Air also performs a family-friendly show, Piccola Opéra at 4 p.m.
The ticketing service for all the dates just opened.