Featuring one of the most iconic, romantic and tragic scores of all time, Verdi’s masterpiece contrasts spectacular party scenes with tender, intimate moments.
Written by the young Verdi in 1853, La traviata is nowadays the most performed opera in the world.
La traviata tells the story of the tragic love between the courtesan Violetta and the romantic Alfredo Germont. Played out against the hypocrisy of upper-class fashionable society, Alfredo and Violetta’s love threatens to shame his family. When his father directly appeals to Violetta to relinquish her one chance of happiness, Violetta submits and her act of self-sacrifice leads to her paying the ultimate price.
La Traviata features some of the most iconic pieces in the whole repertoire, from Violetta’s aria “Sempre libera” to the “brindisi” (Libiam ne’ lieti calici), it represents a source of incredible beauty but is also a tricky opera both for the conductors and the singers. There are lots of non-written traditions and is extremely demanding for the conductor and the whole cast, not only the leading roles but also the guests.
MAESTRO ALLEMANDI AND LA TRAVIATA
Antonello Allemandi is among the most sought-after Italian conductors in the world, he conducted “La traviata” in theaters such as the Wiener Staatsoper in Vienna, the Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin, the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, the Dallas Opera, Tokyo Opera etc.
The Maestro will choose one or more students to assist him in one of his next productions, thus offering them the incredible opportunity to deepen what they have studied in the course and learn all the secrets of this work directly from him.