La Scala

La Traviata

In Cinemas 18, 19, 20 & 23 Dec 2015
Conductor
Daniele Gatti
Orchestra
Orchestra of Teatro all Scala
Cast
Diana Damrau, Giuseppina Piunti, Mara Zampieri, Piotr Beczala, Željko Lučić
Composer
Giuseppe Verdi
Director
Dmitri Tcherniakov
Set Design
Dmitri Tcherniakov
Duration
approx. 2h35 incl. interval
Sung in Italian, with English subtitles
Captured live from Teatro alla Scala, Milan, 2013. Premiere European cinema broadcast 17 Nov 2015
A captivating production. Mr. Tcherniakov plays down the stuffy moral dimension of “La Traviata” by setting the opera in the present and making the lovers feel contemporary. As the celebrated courtesan Violetta — Diana Damrau is in superb form
George Loomis, The New York Times

One of his most sublime compositions, Verdi’s ode to love and sacrifice is adored the world over. Cutting-edge director and designer Dmitri Tcherniakov’s captivating production is set in the present day. German soprano Diana Damrau is matchless in the role of the tragic Violetta Valéry. Alongside her, the tenor Piotr Beczala as Alfredo and Željko Lučić as Germont, his valiant father, beg for her pardon. Daniele Gatti conducts.

La Scala

Milan's famous Teatro alla Scala was inaugurated on 3 August 1778. Apart from its sheer beauty and size, La Scala's acoustics are said to be perfect. One of the leading opera and ballet theatres in the world, the venue is home to the La Scala Theatre Chorus, La Scala Theatre Ballet and La Scala Theatre Orchestra, as well as the La Scala Theatre Academy.

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