This is a real triumph, which hosted the first of La Traviata at the Palais Garnier. Nothing surprising: Simon Stone has proposed a classic production. “Classical?”, go cry some by strangling! A Traviata where the characters in the costumes of today communicate through social networks on their smartphone? Since that, these three decades, Peter Sellars told Don Giovanni in Harlem and Julius Caesar in the Gulf war, the transposition of the action has become the classicism of the lyric art. The only Traviata we had already been shown in Marilyn lost on the highway, Edith Piaf morphinomane, in supermodel with aids, and die in the hospital with infusion has become the convention, as were dresses with crinoline and top hat forty years ago.

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