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La Traviata

Teatro Real, Madrid, Spain
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Important Info
Type: Opera
City: Madrid, Spain
Starts at: 19:30
Acts: 3
Sung in: Italian
Titles in: English,Spanish
Cast
Performers
Soprano: Adela Zaharia (Violetta Valéry)
Baritone: Artur Ruciński (Giorgio Germont)
Choir: Choir of the Teatro Real Madrid
Conductor: Henrik Nánási
Tenor: Ivan Ayon Rivas (Alfredo Germont)
Orchestra: Orchestra of the Teatro Real Madrid
Creators
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
Author: Alexandre Dumas (fils)
Choreography: Athol John Farmer
Librettist: Francesco Maria Piave
Light: Hans Toelstede
Costume designer: Susana Mendoza
Stage Director: Willy Decker
Costume designer: Wolfgang Gussmann
Overview

La traviata, one of Verdi's best-known titles, takes to the stage of the Teatro Real in Willy Decker's iconic production, which could not be performed in 2020 due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. A classic that comes with great artists such as Nadine Sierra, Xabier Anduaga and Adela Zaharia.

Production of the Nationale Opera & Ballet of Ámsterdam, based on the production of the Saltzsburger Festspiele.

A passionate love story that happens in Paris between Violetta, a courtesan, and Alfredo. Their happiness is threatened by society and Violetta's tuberculosis, which ends up killing her.

History
Premiere of this production: 06 March 1853, Teatro La Fenice, Venice

La traviata is an opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi set to an Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave. It is based on La Dame aux camélias (1852), a play adapted from the novel by Alexandre Dumas fils. The opera was originally titled Violetta, after the main character. It was first performed on 6 March 1853 at the La Fenice opera house in Venice.

Venue Info

Teatro Real - Madrid
Location   Isabel II Square, s / n.

Teatro Real is a major opera house located in Madrid. Today the Teatro Real opera is one of the great theaters of Europe hosting large productions involving leading international figures in opera singing, musical direction, stage direction, and dance. Founded in 1818 and inaugurated on 19 November 1850, it closed in 1925 and reopened in 1966. Beginning in 1988 it underwent major refurbishing and renovation works and finally reopened in 1997 with a capacity of 1,746 seats. The theater offers visitors guided tours in several languages, including the auditorium, stage, workshops, and rehearsal rooms.

Founded by King Ferdinand VII in 1818, and after thirty-two years of planning and construction, a Royal Order on 7 May 1850 decreed the immediate completion of the "Teatro de Oriente" and the building works were finished within five months. The Opera House, located just in front of the Palacio Real, the official residence of the Queen who ordered the construction of the theatre, Isabel II, was finally inaugurated on 19 November 1850, with Donizetti's La Favorite.

The Teatro soon became one of the most prestigious opera houses in Europe. For over five decades it hosted the most renowned singers and composers of the time. In the early period, it saw famous opera singers such as Alboni, Frezzolini, Marietta Gazzaniga, Rosina Penco, Giulia Grisi, Giorgio Ronconi, Italo Gardoni, Mario de Candia and Antonio Selva among many others. In 1863, Giuseppe Verdi visited the theatre for the Spanish premiere of his La Forza del Destino. At its peak, in the last quarter of the 19th century, the Teatro hosted world renowned artists such as Adela Borghi, Marie Sasse, Adelina Patti, Christina Nilsson, Luisa Tetrazzini, Mattia Battistini, Julián Gayarre, Angelo Masini, Francesco Tamagno and Enrico Tamberlick. In 1925, the Ballets Russes of Diaghilev performed in the theatre with the presence of Nijinsky and Stravinsky.

From 1867 to 1925 the Teatro Real also housed the Madrid Royal Conservatory. In December of 1925 a Royal Order ordered its activities to be discontinued owing to the damage that the construction of the Metro de Madrid had caused to the building. The government set out to restore it and ordered numerous projects to be drawn out for its renovation, such as that from architect Urdanpilleta Flórez, who proposed a monumental remodeling of the building. However, financial difficulties prevented the completion of these projects and led to a simple restoration, sponsored by the Juan March Institute, and carried out first by the architect Manuel Gonzalez Valcárcel, and later by architects Miguel Verdú Belmonte and Francisco Rodriguez Partearroyo.

The theatre reopened in 1966 as a concert hall as well as the main concert venue for the Spanish National Orchestra and the RTVE Symphony Orchestra. The reopening was celebrated with a concert of the Spanish National Orchestra conducted by Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, and the Orfeón Donostiarra. In 1969, the 14th Eurovision Song Contest was held at the theatre, featuring an onstage metal sculpture created by surrealist Spanish artist Salvador Dalí.

Important Info
Type: Opera
City: Madrid, Spain
Starts at: 19:30
Acts: 3
Sung in: Italian
Titles in: English,Spanish
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