Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901): La traviata
A Parisian courtesan sacrifices her one hope of personal happiness for the sake of her lover.
Libretto: Francesco Maria Piave
Author: Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor: Jaroslav Kyzlink, Pavel Šnajdr
Director: Zbyněk Srba
Set Design: Jana Zbořilová
Costume Design: Jana Zbořilová
Lighting Design: Arnošt Janěk
Chorus Master: Josef Pančík
Choreography: Zdeněk Prokeš
Performed in the original Italian with Czech surtitles
The moving story of the famous Parisian courtesan from the 19th century. Two-time recipient of the Thalia Award Jana Šrejma Kačírková and Aleš Briscein, a guest performer from the leading European opera stages, in a classic production of one of Verdi’s most famous operas.
Premiere 26th October 2001, Janáček Theatre
Probably none of those attending the Venetian premiere, which was a destructive fiasco, could have believed that they had witnessed the birth of one of the most popular and most performed Italian operas. Verdi always sought for his operas works with a dramatic plot and special characters and these were certainly present in Dumas’ work. Clear and moving lyrical music, which in Italian bel canto closely combined with dramatic expression, led to the creation of a timeless opera. The classical production offers a remarkable perspective on the life of a woman on the edges of society.