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23, 24, 25, 27, 28 February - 1, 2, 3 March 2007
Giuseppe Verdi
La traviata
Melodrama in three acts by Francesco Maria Piave
based on the novel La Dame aux camélias Alexandre Dumas

Conductor Stefano Ranzani
Production Cristina Comencini
Restaged by Elisabetta Marini
Set Designer Paola Comencini
Costume Designer Antonella Berardi
Chorus Master Miguel Fabian Martinez
Assistant Costume Designer Fiammetta Horvat
Lighting Designer Bruno Ciulli

Teatro Massimo Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet

Production by Fondazione Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
 

Cast

Violetta Valery Andrea Rost 23, 25 , 28 February, 2 March
Cinzia Forte 24, 27 February, 1, 3 March
Flora Bervoix Lucia Mastromarino 23, 25 , 28 February, 2 March
Teresa Nicoletti 24, 27 February, 1, 3 March
Annina Patrizia Gentile 23, 25 , 28 February, 2 March
Sissy Parisi 24, 27 February, 1, 3 March
Alfredo Germont Stefano Secco 23, 25 , 28 February, 2 March
Roberto Iuliano 24, 27 February, 1, 3 March
Giorgio Germont Stefano Antonucci 23, 25 , 28 February, 2 March
Leonardo Lopez Linares 24, 27 February, 1, 3 March
Gastone Enrico Cossutta 23, 25 , 28 February, 2 March
Saverio Dambi 24, 27 February, 1, 3 March
Il barone Douphol Paolo Orecchia 23, 24, 25, 27, 28 February, 1, 2, 3 March
Il marchese d'Obigny Ercole Mario Bertolino 23, 24, 25, 27, 28 February, 1, 2, 3 March
Il dottor Grenvil Armando Caforio 23, 24, 25, 27, 28 February, 1, 2, 3 March
Giuseppe Vincenzo Monteleone 23, 25 , 28 February, 2 March
Carlo Morgante 24, 27 February, 1, 3 March
Un domestico di Flora /
Un commissionario
Gianfranco Giordano 23, 25 , 28 February, 2 March
Antonio Barbagallo 24, 27 February, 1, 3 March
 

Timetable

Friday 23 February 2007 8.30 pm PREMIERE
Saturday 24 February 2007 8.30 pm F
Sunday 25 February 2007 5.30 pm D
Tuesday 27 February 2007 6.30 pm S/2
Wednesday 28 February 2007 6.30 pm B
Thursday 1 March 2007 8.30 pm single tickets only
Friday 2 March 2007 6.30 pm C
Saturday 3 March 2007 6.30 pm single tickets only
 

Synopsis

FIRST ACT
There is a great party in the house of Violetta Valéry, a well-known prostitute: this is how she stifles the anguish that torments her, since she knows that her health is gravely undermined. A nobleman, Gastone, introduces to her his friend Alfredo, who sincerely admires her. While Violetta and Alfredo dance, he declares his love for her and Violetta gives him a flower, a camellia: she will see Alfredo again when the flower has withered. The festivities concluded, Violetta has to admit that for the first time, she has truly fallen in love.

SECOND ACT
Alfredo and Violetta are living in the country. But when he learns from the servant-girl Annina that Violetta is selling her jewels because they have no more money, he rushes off to Paris to find some. Violetta receives a visit from Alfredo’s father Giorgio Germont. He accuses her of dragging his son into misery, but Violetta denies this, showing him that it is she who is selling her precious jewels. Giorgio seems convinced, but remains firm in his intent to separate Alfredo and Violetta. Violetta must choose, and does what she believes to be the best for her beloved. She abandons him, but he becomes blinded by jealousy. Violetta goes to a party accompanied by Duphol, who wants to challenge Alfredo to a duel. Violetta implores Alfredo to leave the house; he will go only if she goes with him. She reveals to him that she has sworn not to see him and lets him think this oath was made to Duphol, in order not to have to tell him of the encounter with his father about Alfredo’s sister. Alfredo is indignant and treats her like a prostitute. Germont arrives and rebukes him for his behaviour.

THIRD ACT
The illness undermining Violetta’s health has worsened considerably. The woman is confined to her bed, too weak to rise. A letter from Germont arrives: finally, he has decided to explain everything to his son. Alfredo is touched with pity and is on his way. His father has also come, profoundly regretting his conduct. The illness kills Violetta in an atmosphere of extreme sorrow, softened only by the delicacy and purity of their emotions.

Photographs

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Foto di scena dell'opera Traviata
Foto di scena dell'opera Traviata
Foto di scena dell'opera Traviata
Foto di scena dell'opera Traviata
Foto di scena dell'opera Traviata
Foto di scena dell'opera Traviata

Photographs Franco Lannino ©Studio Camera