Jul 2, 2009

Little Red Riding Violetta





Natalie Dessay at the Santa Fe Opera for her first Traviata.

From PlaybillArts.

4 comments:

Mary said...

Your caption is perfect! That dress and hairdo are totally ridiculous! La Traviata is one of my favorite operas, and I have attended many performances-Boston, New York, Paris. Never have I seen a Violetta dressed so inappropiately. Dessay looks more like a can-can/chorus girl performer!

Extatic said...

Anyhow... it seems that stage directors can't do anything with La Traviata but Zefirelli-like or Regietheater-like productions. Talk about the power of imagination...

Mary said...

Have you seen the DVD Callas Forever, Franco Zeffirelli's tribute to Maria Callas? Fanny Ardant stars as Callas, and original Callas recordings are used.

Extatic said...

I have. And have always been hypnotized by Fanny Ardant, one of those few French actresses that really command the stage with their presence.