New Production of La Traviata at Opéra national de Paris

With “pin sharp” diction and his unique interpretation of the role, Benjamin Bernheim returns to Palais Garnier in Paris as Alfredo Germont in Verdi’s La Traviata. Abandoning the predictable swagger of a Latin romancer, Bernheim humanizes Alfredo as a sincere and fervent—if initially insecure—lover. Rather than bluster and bravado, we are treated to tender resolve, the exuberance of newfound passion, and the wreck and ruin of heartbreak as this remarkable tenor manages sustained vocal lines that are evocative as well as beautiful. As Alfredo, Bernheim joins the dazzling Pretty Yonde as Violetta, and performs under the baton of Michele Mariotti, who has achieved pre-eminence in bel canto opera.

September 12, 15,21,24, 28 and October 1,4.

Tickets and additional information are available here.