Tonight Karel Mark Chichon makes his Opéra de Paris debut conducting Benoît Jacquot’s production of La traviata, with seven performances this month. Karel leads a stellar cast; Ermonela Jaho as Violetta, Charles Castronovo as Alfredo and Ludovic Tézier as Giorgio.
First performed at La Fenice in 1853, Verdi’s portrayal of nineteenth-century Parisian high life achieved its huge fame after he revised the opera in 1854. It now stands as a giant in the repertoire and is currently the most performed opera in the world. Having made his debut with the Metropolitan Opera in 2016 where he “demonstrated he is a very fine artist, able to coax delicate impressionistic tone color from the massive Met orchestra” (New York Observer), Karel will return to the house next season with La traviata.
In the New Year, Karel returns to Bayerische Staatsoper to conduct Bizet’s Carmen (25, 28 April and 3 March) and Madama Butterfly (5, 7, 10 April). He continues to enthuse audiences as Chief Conductor & Artistic Director of Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria with ground-breaking programming and world-class guest conductors and soloists.
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