I Virtuosi dell’opera di Roma: La Traviata

Event Theme

I Virtuosi dell’opera di Roma: La Traviata


Event Venue

Teatro Salone Margherita Rome


Event Dates

October 30 & November 02/03/06, 2018


About the Event

Enjoy Verdi’s La Traviata! The libretto by Francesco Maria Piave is based on the novel and play ‘La Dame aux Camelias’ by Alexandre Dumas’ son. The much loved opera in three acts was first performed 6th March 1853 at the Teatro La Fenice, Venice.

After the highly successful premiere of Rigoletto at La Fenice in March 1851, Verdi was commissioned to deliver an opera for that house, to be performed in March 1853. He spent some time in Paris during the winter of 1851/52 and there he saw a daring new play by Alexandre Dumas: ‘La Dame aux Camelias’. However, Verdi did not decide on this subject right away. The theatre forced Verdi to abandon the contemporary setting and relocate the action back to the year 1700. This rankled Verdi enormously, but he accepted, relieved that the libretto had passed the censor quite quickly and with less trouble than he was used to encountering in Venice.

One of the oldest traditions of the theater is the pasta buffet. This tradition has been maintained to this day, and there will be a small pasta tasting on the ground floor of the theater before the performance or during the break.

Approximate duration (min.): 150



Verdi, Giuseppe

La Traviata

Program is subject to change


Cast / Production 

Director: Pier Francesco Pingitore

Assistant to director: Marina Tiberi

Choir master: Lorenzo Scaccia

Choreography: Evelyn Hanack

Costums and scenes: Graziella Pera

Artistic production: Opera Viva

Light design: Valerio Modesti


Characters and Singers:

Violetta Valery: Carmela Maffongelli – Soprano | Sabrina Testa – Soprano

Flora Bervoix-Annina: Irene Bottaro – Mezzosoprano | Maria Ratkova – Mezzosoprano

Alfredo Germont: Pierluigi Pascucci – Tenor | Domenico Tegliafilo – Tenor

Giorgio Germont: Paolo Drigo – Baritone | Giancarlo Pera – Baritone

Gastone: Guido Bernoni – Tenor

Barone Duphol: Andrea Cionci – Baritone

Marchese d’Orbigny: Stefano Viti – Bass

Dottor Grenvil: Silvio Riccardi – Bass

Giuseppe, Servo di Violetta: Giuseppe Meli – Tenor

Domestico di Flora: Enzo Ferrari – Bass

Commissionario: Lorenzo Scaccia – Bass

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