Soprano Nadine Sierra stars as the self-sacrificing courtesan Violetta—one of opera’s ultimate heroines—in Michael Mayer’s vibrant production of Verdi’s beloved tragedy.
Tenor Stephen Costello is her self- centred lover Alfredo, alongside baritone Luca Salsi as his disapproving father, and Maestro Daniele Callegari on the podium.
Michael Mayer’s vibrant production also features three maestros: Daniele Callegari, Marco Armiliato, and Nicola Luisotti. Verdi’s musical-dramatic ability to portray the individual in a marginalized relationship to society keeps this work a mainstay on the world’s stages. The vocal and emotional scope of the title character is enormous - from her Act I show-stopper aria ‘Sempre libera degg’io’ to the haunting regret of ‘Addio, del passato’ in Act III to the extended Act II confrontation with her lover’s father, Germont.
191m inc 2 intervals