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Video on demand: Verdi - La Traviata (2015)

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Stingray ClassicaRecorded at Teatro Real: Sala Principal, Madrid, Spain
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On demand until Tuesday 21 December 2021 23:59
Verdi, Giuseppe (1813-1901)La traviataLibretto by Francesco Maria Piave
Teatro Real
Renato PalumboConductor
Sir David McVicarDirector
Tanya McCallinSet Designer, Costume Designer
Ermonela JahoSopranoVioletta Valéry
Francesco DemuroTenorAlfredo Germont
Juan Jesús RodriguezBaritoneGiorgio Germont
Marta UbietaSopranoAnnina
Marifé NogalesMezzo-sopranoFlora Bervoix
Albert CasalsTenorGastone de Letorières
César San MartínBaritoneBaron Douphol
Fernando Javier RadóBassDr Grenvil
Damián del CastilloBaritoneMarquis d'Obigny
Orquesta Titular del Teatro Real
Coro Titular del Teatro Real

After its initial rejection, Verdi’s unique opera La Traviata became one of the most acclaimed works of this composer. This love story brought the tragedy of Violetta Valéry and Alfredo to light. The rich courtesan has everything she wishes for, including money, friends, and lovers, but when she falls in love with the young Alfredo, she gets in trouble. Giorgio Germont, Alfredo’s father, disapproves the relationship and tells Violetto that she should leave Alfredo forever. This story brought Verdi legendary status through music with a profound sense of humanity and psychological portrayal of the characters and their feelings. Stage director David McVicar sets this drama in a world of romantic references while retaining an up-to-date perspective. The performance features Ermonela Jaho (Violetta Valéry), Francesco Demuro (Alfredo Germont) and Juan Jesús Rodriguez (Georgio Germont). The orchestra and chorus of the Teatro Real Madrid play under the baton of Renato Palumbo.

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