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La Traviata’s Chorus

Spotlight on the Paris Opera Chorus — By Octave

An exalted people in Moses und Aron, jolly fellows in Die Meistersinger, cosmonaut guinea pigs in La Damnation de Faust, the Paris Opera Chorus have continued to surprise the audience throughout the season 15-16. Currently showing at the Opera Bastille, stage director Benoît Jacquot’s production of La Traviata gives them pride of place again. Under the baton of Michele Mariotti, they embody the conflict between a woman and society ; when the interplay between the individual and the group is precisely where the challenge of being a Chorus member resides, but also its strength. Spotlight on the ones who, together, are the Opera’s collective voice.    

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