Opera di Roma

La Traviata

In Cinemas 7, 8 & 11 Aug 2021
Daniele Gatti
L'Orchestra del Teatro dell'Opera
Lisette Oropesa (Violetta Valéry), Anastaisa Bolyreva (Flora), Angela Schisano (Annina), Saimir Pirgu (Alfredo Germont), Roberto Frontali (Giorgio Germont), Rodrigo Ortiz (Gastone), Roberto Accurso (Baron Douphol)
Giuseppe Verdi
Mario Martone
Michela Lucenti
Set Design
Mario Martone
2h25 with 2 intervals
Italian with English subtitles
Captured live at Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, Rome, Apr 2021
  • A proposal of absolute mastery. This is theatre that melts into cinema. The viewer is transported inside the work, immersed in the same feverish, Dionysian and morbid atmosphere experienced by the protagonists.
    Thrilling! This riveting, genre-defying production is made for this age and is one for the ages. Oropesa is incandescent, she's emerged as one of the finest interpreters of the role. But there's much, much more to savour. Don't miss this film.
    Deborah Jones, LIMELIGHT

Opera in three acts (1853)

New Production! After the extraordinary success of Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia (presented this past March in Australia) comes a new opera-film collaboration between Opera di Roma and Rai Cultura. 

Conceived by Maestro Daniele Gatti and director Mario Martone, it’s a sumptuous new take on Verdi’s masterpiece, based on a libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, with costumes by Anna Biagiotti and cinematography by Pasquale Mari. “Without the audience in the theatre we continue to experiment with new theatrical forms” - Teatro dell’Opera di Roma superintendent, Carlo Fuortes.

Fast-rising soprano Lisette Oropesa stars as Violetta Valéry, a courtesan who lives for pleasure. When she meets Alfredo (Saimir Pirgu) it’s true love, but their happiness is cut short at this insistence of his father, Germont (Roberto Frontali). Verdi's sublime score contains some of his most inspired arias and duets, including Violetta's introspective 'Ah fors'è lui' and hedonistic 'Sempre libera', Violetta and Germont's poignant Act II encounter and Alfredo and Violetta's 'Parigi, o cara', in which they dream of a happy future.

The production was broadcast to a prime-time television audience in Italy in April 2021, setting a new Opera Roma record with 967,000 viewers tuning in for the premiere.

Opera di Roma

Taking its current name at the advent of the republic, Rome’s beautiful opera house, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma was first inaugurated in 1880, as Teatro Costanzi. The company hosted the world premiere of Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana and Puccini’s Tosca among others.

See more productions from: La Scala & All'Opera Italiana