•  Opera 2019
  Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord
Traviata - You deserve a better future
Directed by: Benjamin Lazar
Conception: Benjamin Lazar, Florent Hubert and Judith Chemla
Musical arrangements and direction: Florent Hubert and Paul Escobar
Vocal direction: Alphonse Cemin
Sets: Adeline Caron
Costumes: Julia Brochier
Lighting: Maël Iger
Make-up and hairdressing: Mathilde Benmoussa
Assistant to stage director: Juliette Séjourné
Sets assistants: Nicolas Brias and Fanny Commaret

With: Florent Baffi (the doctor), Safir Behloul (Alfredo Germont), Jérôme Billy (Giorgio Germont), Renaud Charles (flute), Elise Chauvin (Violetta Valéry), Axelle Ciofolo de Peretti (clarinet), Myrtille Hetzel (violoncello), Bruno Le Bris (double bass), Gabriel Levasseur (acordeon/accordion), Sébastien Llado (trombone), Benjamin Locher ( Baron Douphol), Marie Salvat sau (alternativ)/or (alternately) Apolline Kirklar (violin), Juliette Séjourné (Flora Bervoix, Anina).
An overpowering and paradoxical perfume of dream and reality floats around La Traviata, as if life and death of this so-called “errant” woman seem more real and more elusive than those of other opera heroines. It is with this perfume, composed of rare flower essences, of alcohols, of prescription drugs, of skins caressed, of seemingly odourless money, that Giuseppe Verdi deeply impregnated his musical material, just at the time when the perfume of the story of the courtesan Marie Duplessis, who died in 1847, six years before the opera was created in Venice, was evaporating. In Traviata – You deserve a better future, the audience is invited into Violetta’s privacy to have a close look at the fire to which she abandons herself among the guests of this musical and phantasmagorical celebration that blends theatre and opera, voices that speak and sing, and where the distinction between the instrumentalists and the singers becomes blurred, where Charles Baudelaire is seated next to Christophe Tarkos, and where the phantoms of this Paris in full industrial boom whose future we are living at present, sing and die.
Performance in French and Italian, with translation into Romanian and English.
Performance not recommended to audiences under 12.

Special effects: 2 coil gun

Production C.I.C.T. - Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord
Coproduction Théâtre de Caen; Espace Jean Legendre, Théâtre de Compiègne – scène nationale de l’Oise en préfiguration; Le Parvis – scène nationale de Tarbes-Pyrénées; le Théâtre – scène nationale Mâcon-Val de Saône; TANDEM scène nationale; Théâtre Forum Genève; Le Moulin du Roc–scène nationale de Niort; Théâtre de l’Incrédule; Cercle des partenaires des Bouffes du Nord
Financing for the project la Région Ile-de-France
With help from SPEDIDAM and from Arcadi Île-de-France
With the artistic participation of Jeune théâtre national
Set construction: Ateliers du Moulin du Roc - Scène Nationale de Niort
Théâtre de l’Incrédule is supported by Région Normandie


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