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Best of: La Traviata (semi-staged) / Open Air on the parking deck

Giuseppe Verdi (1813 – 1901)
Sat 11.09.2021 - 19:30 h
€ 25,00 / reduced € 20,00

The reduced price applies to children and school pupils up to 21 years of age, volunteers doing military service and federal voluntary service and those doing a voluntary social year, as well as students, trainees and the unemployed.

Informationen zum Werk

Melodramma in 3 acts
Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave based on the novelle
„La dame aux camélias“ by Alexandre Dumas fils
First performed on 6. March, 1853 in Venice

Recommended from 13 years on

approx. 100 mins / no interval

Cast

Musikalische Leitung

Dominic Limburg

Szenische Einrichtung

Gerlinde Pelkowski

Violetta Valéry

Kristina Mkhitaryan

Alfredo Germont

Andrei Danilov

Giorgio Germont

Markus Brück

Flora Bervoix

Karis Tucker

Baron Douphol

Stephen Bronk

Marquis D'Obigny

Dean Murphy

Doktor Grenvil

Byung Gil Kim

Ein Bote

Tyler Zimmerman

About the performance

Violetta Valery is kept in luxury by her admirer Baron Douphol. Seemingly recovered from a serious illness, she hosts a glittering party at which she meets and falls in love with Alfredo Germont. The world in which Violetta lives cannot countenance such a love affair and so she abandons her old existence and seeks happiness with Alfredo in the countryside. Soon, however, Alfredo's father Giorgio beseeches Violetta to end the relationship, fearing that Violetta's dubious reputation will jeopardise the wedding of Alfredo's younger sister. In despair, Violetta concedes and writes a farewell letter to Alfredo. At a ball given by her friend Flora Alfredo and Violetta clash: Violetta has taken it upon herself to convince Alfredo that she is in love with Baron Douphol. Alfredo has won a large sum of money at the gambling tables. Overcome by jealousy, he hurls his winnings at Violetta's feet, publicly declaring this to be the "fee" for her "favours". One month later, with Paris in the grip of carnival fever, Violetta is at death's door, having suffered a relapse. Now that his father has revealed the true reasons for her actions, Alfredo hurries back. Violetta forgives Alfredo for his conduct, releases him and dies.

La Traviata was Verdi's only opera to be set among the Parisian middle classes of the day. It is based on the acclaimed novel "The Lady of the Camellias" by Alexandre Dumas fils, which is a critical portrayal of the Parisian demi-monde and charts the story of Marie Duplessis, a noble courtesan who died from consumption in 1847 at the age of 23. While Dumas paid considerable attention to social networks and relationships, Verdi and his librettist Francesco Maria Piave focused entirely on the conflict between Violetta, Alfredo and his father Giorgio. Their drama concerns itself only with internal conflicts and focuses on the three phases in the fortunes of Violetta Valery - love, renunciation and death.

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