La traviata - Teatro La Fenice


La traviata

Giuseppe Verdi
La Fenice Opera House
La Fenice Opera House

La traviata

When Verdi unveiled La traviata as a “subject of our time”, he hoped this salacious tale would receive a performance in modern dress for its première at La Fenice. Instead, the censors introduced a distancing effect by moving the action back to the 1700s, thus reducing the work’s impact as a critique of contemporary life. Robert Carsen’s production acknowledges Verdi’s wish by placing the action in a contemporary setting and providing a contemporary message to boot. Though this interpretation has enjoyed repeated success, first reopening La Fenice in 2004 after it burnt down for the third time in its history, and now in its fourth cycle in ten years, there were aspects of this performance that didn’t always work


Conductor Stefano Ranzani

Director Robert Carsen

Sets & Costumes Patrick Kinmonth

Light designer Robert Carsen & Peter Van Praet

Coreography Philippe Giraudeau

Director assistant  Christophe Gayral




Zuzana Markova (24,26,29,31/10)
Claudia Pavone (25,27,30/10 – 2,3/11)


Airam Hernandez (24,26,29,31/10 – 3/11)
Leonardo Cortellazzi (25,27,30/10 – 2/11)


Vladimir Stoyanov (24,26,29,31/10 – 3/11)
Simone Del Savio (25,27,30/10 – 2/11)


Dottor Grenvil Luciano Leoni

Flora Elisabetta Martorana
Annina Sabrina Vianello
Gastone Enrico Iviglia
Barone Douphol William Corrò
Marchese d’Obigny Matteo Ferrara

La Fenice Choir & Orchestra
Chorus Master Claudio Marino Moretti

La Fenice production

English subtitles

The performance lasts about 2 hours 55 minutes, including two intervals

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