Verdi: La Traviata
Verdi’s best-loved work, is performed here by a star cast in a revival of Richard Eyre’s highly acclaimed 1994 production.
Music Director Antonio Pappano conducts La traviata for the first time at Covent Garden. American soprano Renée Fleming returns to Covent Garden to sing Violetta for the first time with The Royal Opera, and acclaimed baritone Thomas Hampson sings Germont. La traviata was first performed at the Teatro La Fenice, Venice in March 1853.
Enjoy a trailer of this spectacular production via YouTube.
“The casting of the Germont is strikingly credible on this occasion: Thomas Hampson’s stern, paternal Giorgio really has the measure of how to manipulate his son Alfredo . . . Hampson’s passionate, elegant, powerful delivery rang loudly through the house and drew ecstatic applause from the audience at the final curtain.”
Dominic McHugh – MusicalCriticism.com
“. . . his performance is dramatically thought-through, and his singing is consistently empowered. Germont’s big second-act aria, Di Provenza, can seem anticlimactic; here it is a genuine emotional highlight.”
George Hall – The Guardian
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