Verdi, La traviata - Teatro La Fenice


Verdi, La traviata

Giuseppe Verdi
La Fenice Opera House

La traviata is an opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi set to an Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave.

It is based on La dame aux Camélias (1852), a play adapted from the novel by Alexandre Dumas, fils. The opera was originally titled Violetta, after the main character.

It was first performed on 6 March 1853 at the La Fenice opera house in Venice. Piave and Verdi wanted to follow Dumas in giving the opera a contemporary setting, but the authorities at La Fenice insisted that it be set in the past, “c. 1700”. It was not until the 1880s that the composer and librettist’s original wishes were carried out and “realistic” productions were staged



Conductors Francesco Lanzillotta, Marco Paladin

Director Robert Carsen

Sets & Costumes Patrick Kinmonth

Light designer Robert Carsen & Peter Van Praet

Coreography Philippe Giraudeau


Francesca Dotto (27,29/3 – 2,5/4)
Irina Dubrovskaya (28,31/3 – 3,6/4)

Ivan Ayon Rivas (27,29/3 – 2,5/4)
Matteo Desole (28,31/3 – 3,6/4)

Simone Albergini (27,29/3 – 2,5/4)
Armando Gabba (28,31/3 – 3,6/4)

Flora: Chiara Brunello
Annina: Sabrina Vianello
Gastone: Enrico Iviglia
Barone Douphol: William Corrò
Marchese d’Obigny: Matteo Ferrara
Dottor Grenvil: Francesco Milanese

La Fenice Choir & Orchestra
Chorus Master  Claudio Marino Moretti

La Fenice production

English subtitles

Overall duration: 2h55′

1st Act: 0h35′

Intermission: 0h20′

2nd Act: 1h5′

Intermission: 0h20′

3th Act: 0h35′

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