La Traviata at Masada: Paris Shall Not Fall Again

Staging 'La Traviata' under the skies, and also in the desert and in ostentatious style, may be the biggest sin ever committed against an artistic creation - but it worked.

After the curtain fell on the opera “La Traviata” last weekend at Masada – which it did metaphorically, because there is no real curtain there between the stage and the audience under the skies – a massive wave surged toward the desert version of a parking lot.