La Traviata, Accademia d’Opera Italiana
This opera in three acts is by Giuseppe Verdi, with libretto in Italian by Francesco Maria Piave, based on the novel La dame aux camelias (The Lady of the Camellias) by Alexandre Dumas, fils. The premiere, which was surprisingly unsuccessful, took place at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice in 1853, although La Traviata is now one of the most widely performed operas world-wide.
In this opera we find some of Verdi’s most famous melodies, which have ensured that the protagonist’s role is one of the figural heroines in the history of opera.
La Traviata narrates the dramatic love story of Violeta, a woman who personifies lust and who finally becomes a victim of social conventions.
For this magnificent production, an equally spectacular venue has been chosen: the neo-Gothic All Saints Church in Rome, situated between Piazza di Popolo and Piazza di Spagna.
Main characters and roles:
- Violetta Valery: M. Di Marco
- Alfredo Germont: S. Ferri
- Giorgio Germont: C. Franciosi
- Flora Bervoix: D. Ciavoni
- Gastone: P. Paolucci
- Il Barone: Douphol S. Socali
- Il Marchese: d’Obigny F.Nestonni
- Annina: C. Ricci
- Giuseppe servo di Violetta: G. Frighetto
- Il commissionario: A. Atteritano
- Il Dottor Grenvil: A. Chimenti