Sofia Coppola’s ‘La Traviata’ Production To Hit Cinemas In July

(Credit: Teatro dell'Opera di Roma)

Sofia Coppola fans will probably be excited about her recent victory at Cannes when she became one of the few women to take home the Best Director Award.

And in just a few weeks, audiences will get a shot to see her work of a different variety.

Coppola’s 2016 production of Verdi’s “La Traviata” from Rome will be getting a showcase in cinemas on July 9 in the UK. The performance was the film director’s very first foray into the world of opera.

During the process, she actually turned to now 100-year-old great uncle Anton Coppola who had previously told OperaWire about helping the younger Coppola make a successful operatic debut.

“Sophia knew nothing about opera at all. She speaks no Italian. So she came to me and told me that she had been invited to direct opera. She says, ‘What’s it about?’” he revealed. “She didn’t know what a Cabaletta or stretta was. I explained it all to her.

The production features costumes by Valentino.

Check out the trailer for the cinematic experience.

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David Salazar

Prior to creating OperaWire, DAVID SALAZAR, (Editor-in-Chief) worked as a reporter for Latin Post where he interviewed major opera stars including Placido Domingo, Anna Netrebko, Vittorio Grigolo, Diana Damrau and Rolando Villazon among others. His 2014 interview with opera star Kristine Opolais was cited in a New York Times Review.

He also had the opportunity of interviewing numerous Oscar nominees, Golden Globe winners and film industry giants such as Guillermo del Toro, Oscar Isaac and John Leguizamo among others.

David holds a Masters in Media Management from Fordham University. During his time at Fordham, he studied abroad at the Jagiellonian University in Poland. He also holds a dual bachelor’s from Hofstra University in Film Production and Journalism.

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