Avanti Coppola: Hollywood director makes opera debut tomorrowmain
It’s La Traviata in Rome, directed by Sofia Coppola, entire run of 15 performances sold out.
Jader Bignamini conducts. Francesca Dotto and Maria Grazia Schiavo are double-cast as Violetta. Antonio Poli, Arturo Chacon-Cruz and Matteo Desole alternate as Alfredo.
The sets are by Nathan Crowley, a British production designer who worked on Batman films.
Valentino’s chief designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli have done the costumes.