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.

September 17, 20, 22, 24, 27 at Opéra national de Bordeaux