Debut as Violetta at Opéra national de Bordeaux
Ms. Willis-Sørensen begins her 2020/21 season with her highly anticipated debut as Violetta in Verdi’s La traviata at Opéra national de Bordeaux. A dream role for the American soprano, she recently enthused in an interview:
“I usually get really excited when I am offered a new role, but only once in my life have I wept for joy when a role was offered to me: when my manager first discussed the offer to sing Violetta at Opéra national de Bordeaux. It is a role that I have valued from the audience many, many times and secretly yearned to sing myself, and being given the opportunity is truly the fulfillment of a long cherished secret wish.”
Ms. Willis-Sørensen sings opposite Benjamin Bernheim as Alfredo, who will be retiring the role. Conducted by Music Director Paul Daniel, the production is directed by Pierre Rambert.