Program is subject to change
Enjoy Verdi's La Traviata! The libretto by Francesco Maria Piave is based on the novel and play 'La Dame aux Camelias' by Alexandre Dumas' son. The much loved opera in three acts was first performed 6th March 1853 at the Teatro La Fenice, Venice.
After the highly successful premiere of Rigoletto at La Fenice in March 1851, Verdi was commissioned to deliver an opera for that house, to be performed in March 1853. He spent some time in Paris during the winter of 1851/52 and there he saw a daring new play by Alexandre Dumas: 'La Dame aux Camelias'. However, Verdi did not decide on this subject right away. The theatre forced Verdi to abandon the contemporary setting and relocate the action back to the year 1700. This rankled Verdi enormously, but he accepted, relieved that the libretto had passed the censor quite quickly and with less trouble than he was used to encountering in Venice.
It would almost seem that the hallmark of some of the most successful and well-loved operas is a less than favorable - even disastrous - reception of the premiere. This was the case for 'La Traviata' when it was first performed at La Fenice. It was an unmitigated fiasco. But: Exactly 14 months later on 6th May 1854, again in Venice, at the Teatro San Benedetto it was an overwhelming success.
Violetta Valery, Carmela Maffongelli - soprano
Flora Bervoix - Annina, Marina Tiberi - mezzo-soprano
Alfredo Germont, Corrado Mieli - tenor
Giorgio Germont, Giancarlo Pera - baritone
Marchese d'Orbigny, Stefano VIti - bass
Barone Duphol, Andrea Cancani - baritone
Dottor Grenvil, Mario Tocci - bass
Gastone, Giuseppe Roberti - tenor
Giuseppe, Giuseppe Meli - tenor
Il Commissionario, Giorgio Gentilini - bass
Domestico di Flora, Lorenzo Scaccia - bass
Lorenzo Scaccia, Choir Direction
Musica&Musica Srl, Costumes
Barbara Painvain, Stage Direction
Adriano Melchiorre, Conductor
Approximate duration (min.): 90
Sat 29.11.2014 20:30
Tue 02.12.2014 20:30
Sat 06.12.2014 20:30
Pål Andre N., , November 16 2012 Fantastic performance
Dean L., , November 03 2012 Excellent
Lizelotte F., , October 25 2012 It was a great experience, our first time at an opera.
Elisabeth D., , October 24 2012 Lovely little concert hall with historic feeling. Great singers. Nice bar and ice cream bar.
Alphons P., , October 18 2012 À simple but Very Nice performance in à marvelous Jugendstil theatre
Técia M., , October 14 2012 My experience was very nice.
Louise B., United Kingdom, June 11 2012 A fantastic opera, very moving and the theatre was lovely.
Mario G., Malta, May 01 2012 a wonderful and romantic experience....
David S., United Kingdom, April 26 2012 Loved it.
Jayne Y., United Kingdom, April 26 2012 It was very entertaining - we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves - even the children!
Patricia Mary H., United Kingdom, April 26 2012 really good performance
Maria Henriette R., Netherlands, November 16 2011 The soloists were professional and indeed very good. The choir consisted of good hobbyists I assume. Stage accessories were minimal (small stage), but the atmosphere in theatre was great. In the end it was good value for money.
Danielle T., Netherlands, November 14 2011 A very small production, an outstanding soprano and a tenor who made some mistakes. We had a nice evening in a nice and smal theater.
Janne B., Norway, October 17 2011 The quality of the performers were in high variation; the lead female singer was prima with her fantastic voice and will no doubt go far in her career. The male lead did great in actor performance but lacked a good voice..some of the other female singers lacked interest in their own part in the play and looked bored.
Denize J., United States, October 15 2011 Wonderful venue. Perfect size. Enjoyed tremendously.
Frode L., Denmark, October 14 2011 We expected a big operahouse, and found a small theater with musicians and singers of medium standart (I hope the tenor soloist had a troat condition, otherwise he should not have been hired).
Luciano P., South Africa, September 24 2011 Violetta was exceptional, Alfredo less so, certainly not a charmer. The rest of the cast was somewhat "rigid', this is a melodramma but the first two acts require that the partecipants at the parties enjoy themselves. This lot certainly did not. The venue is very nice but it could do with some air conditioning.
Jonathan G., United Kingdom, September 20 2011 A great venue, and a v good performance - special mention to the baritone of Giorgio Germont!Read more Close
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