Sydney, Opera House, LA TRAVIATA von Giuseppe Verdi, 03.02. – 01.04.2017


Sydney / Opera House © IOCO
Sydney / Opera House © IOCO

LA TRAVIATA von Giuseppe Verdi
03 FEBRUARY 2017– 01 APRIL 2017

DESCRIPTION – Raise your glass, flutter your pretty lashes, it’s Paris in the salons and you’re the life of this party. He’s staring at you, he’s singing for you… Are you tempted?

Violetta wears velvet and lace and drinks the very best champagne from crystal glasses. Her parties are legendary, her company sought after. She’s free and free-spirited, living outside society’s bounds, and for the courtesan, it seems like the party will never end. Could a little love really change everything?

La Traviata is so popular because it puts a life we couldn’t possibly dream of on stage, with its risqué glamour, joys and sorrows. Verdi’s music paints a picture of freedom with flying melodies, makes merry with rousing drinking songs and brings it all to a close with passionate duets between breaking hearts.

Sydney / Opera House mit Kreuzfahrtschiff
Sydney / Opera House mit Kreuzfahrtschiff

This production by Elijah Moshinsky is one of our most successful, featuring lush party scenes in Paris and beautiful autumn afternoons in the countryside. Lavish, crowded sets and exquisite costumes combined with Verdi’s famous, hummable tunes offer the perfect way to experience opera for the first time, or the chance to revisit a favourite with an exciting new cast.

The season opens with Ermonela Jaho as Violetta, who The Economist called “the world’s most acclaimed soprano” after she won the reader’s choice award at the International Opera Awards, and also features two Australian star sopranos, Lorina Gore and Emma Matthews.

ARTIST INFORMATION – The season opens with Ermonela Jaho as Violetta, who The Economist called “the world’s most acclaimed soprano” after she won the reader’s choice award at the International Opera Awards, and continues with Lorina Gore and Emma Matthews.

CONDUCTOR Renato Palumbo (until 4 Mar)  Anthony Legge, DIRECTOR Elijah Moshinsky, REVIVAL DIRECTOR Hugh Halliday, SET DESIGNER Michael Yeargan

VIOLETTA VALÉRY Ermonela Jaho (until 18 Feb), Lorina Gore (23 Feb–4 Mar)
Emma Matthews
ALFREDO GERMONT Ho-Yoon Chung (until 4 Mar), Liparit Avetisyan
FLORA BERVOIX Dominica Matthews
GASTONE John Longmuir
BARON DOUPHOL Adrian Tamburini (until 13 Mar), Tom Hamilton
DR GRENVIL Gennadi Dubinsky
ANNINA Natalie Aroyan (until 13 Mar), Katherine Wiles
MESSENGER Jonathan McCauley
Opera Australia Chorus, Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra

Fri 03 Feb 17 7:30pm, Thu 09 Feb 17 7:30pm, Sat 11 Feb 17 7:30pm, Tue 14 Feb 17 7:30pm, Thu 16 Feb 17 7:30pm, Sat 18 Feb 17 7:30pm, Thu 23 Feb 17 7:30pm, Sat 25 Feb 17 7:30pm

Thu 02 Mar 17 7:30pm, Sat 04 Mar 17 7:30pm, Mon 06 Mar 17 7:30pm, Wed 08 Mar 17 7:30pm, Sat 11 Mar 17 1:00pm, Mon 13 Mar 17 7:30pm, Thu 16 Mar 17 7:30pm, Sat 18 Mar 17 7:30pm, Tue 21 Mar 17 7:30pm, Thu 23 Mar 17 7:30pm, Sat 25 Mar 17 7:30pm
Tue 28 Mar 17 7:30pm, Thu 30 Mar 17 7:30pm

Sat 01 Apr 17 7:30pm

Pressemeldung Sydney Opera House

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