Verdi - La traviata, directed by David McVicar
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Verdi - La traviata, directed by David McVicar
06 May 2016 at 21h00 CET
Duration: 02:25:08"


Verdi's most popular opera was based on the contemporary and semi-autobiographical story THE LADY OF THE CAMELLIAS by Alexandre Dumas.

It depicts the short and hectic life and tragic death of a high-society courtesan in 19th century Paris, and contrasts her self-sacrifice with the hypocritical bourgeois society that abused and then rejected her. Verdi responded personally to the material through music of profound humanity and a psychological portrayal of the characters and their feelings. Behind the outward show of luxury and frivolous pleasure, the ‘populous desert they call Paris’ hides the stark cruelty of a social class for whom everything can be bought and sold. Against this backdrop of bitter transience, Violetta emerges as a classic heroine, whose sacrifice transcends love and death.

These two themes around which the opera revolves are brought to life by the staging of David McVicar, who, with his usual elegance, sets the drama in a world of romantic references while retaining an up-to-date perspective.


Ermonela Jaho - Violetta Valéry
Francesco Demuro - Alfredo Germont
Juan Jesús Rodríguez - Giorgio Germont
Marifé Nogales - Flora Bervoix
Marta Ubieta - Annina
Albert Casals - Gastone
Fernando Radó - Dottore Grenvil
Alejandro González - Giuseppe
Damián del Castillo - Marchese d'Obigny
César San Martín - Barone Duphol
Music director: Renato Palumbo
Choir director: Andrés Máspero
Costumes: Tanya McCallin
Choreography: Andrew George
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Set design: Tanya McCallin
Libretto: Francesco Maria Piave
Lighting: Jennifer Tipton
Director: David McVicar

Available until

08 May 2016 at 23h59 CET


The Opera Platform presents Verdi - LA TRAVIATA from Teatro Real. Starting 06 May 2016 at 21h00 CET, the opera will be available as video on demand.


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