La Traviata
Giuseppe Verdi
14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 23, 24, 26, 28 and 29 October 2014 and 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 15, 17 and 18 July 2015
Opera

Introduction

La Traviata is unique in Verdi's output. Unlike Aida or Nabucco, it is remarkable for its realistic portrayal of the tale of Violetta who, on her deathbed, recalls her life as a courtesan in flashback form. In it Verdi made a head-on attack on the hypocritical society that censured his relationship with Giuseppina Strepponi. He also exalted human life and virtues such as generosity, compassion and selflessness, which are negated by the implacable judgement of a class-dominated society. In this adaptation of the novel by Alexander Dumas son, La dame aux camélias, he made subversive references to topics that were outlawed at the time (syphilis and tuberculosis). This, and his moral stance, aroused a storm of fury at the opera's first showing. Now David McVicar's masterly version, featuring his usual dramatic and highly-charged mise en scene, offers a contemporary re-reading.  A grandiose melodrama in a period setting. 


La Traviata

Opera in three acts. Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave based on La dame aux camélias by Alexandre Dumas Fils. Music by Verdi. Premiered on 6 March 1853 at the Teatro La Fenice. First Liceu performance on 25 October 1855. Last staged at the Liceu on 16 January 2002.

 

October 2014
Tuesday 14 20:00 H
Wednesday 15 20:00 PC
Friday 17 20:00 E
Saturday 18 20:00 PD
Monday 20 20:00 A
Tuesday 21 20:00 PA
Thursday 23 20:00 B
Friday 24 20:00 PB
Sunday 26 17:00 T
Tuesday 28 20:00 PE
Wednesday 29 20:00 D
July 2015
Wednesday 8 20:00 -
Thursday 9 20:00 G
Saturday (AD) 11 20:00 -
Sunday 12 18:00 F
Tuesday 14 20:00 -
Wednesday 15 20:00 -
Friday 17 20:00 -
Saturday 18 20:00 C

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Length

Act I: 30 min.
Pause: 30 min.
Act II: 63 min.
Pause: 20 min.
Act III: 30 min.
Total (aprox.): 3 h

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