Verdi/La Traviata (Dvd)
Richard Eyre’s beautiful production provides the perfect setting for Verdi’s opera about a courtesan who sacrifices all for love.
Soprano Ermonela Jaho stars as Violetta Valéry, with Charles Castronovo as her lover Alfredo and Plácido Domingo as Alfredo’s stern father Giorgio Germont, in The Royal Opera’s much loved production of Verdi’s La traviata.
One of the greatest of all operas, La traviata is based on the novel and play La Dame aux camélias by Alexandre Dumas fils, inspired in turn by the life and death of the real Parisian courtesan, Marie Duplessis. The opera tells the profoundly moving story of a courtesan prepared to sacrifice everything for love, and contains some of Verdi’s most beautiful arias and duets.
Richard Eyre’s engrossing naturalistic production features stunning designs by his regular collaborator Bob Crowley. Italian conductor Antonello Manacorda conducts Verdi’s sublime score, which offers a wonderful showcase for the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House and Royal Opera Chorus.
- Introduction to La traviata
- Behind the Movement
- Interviews with Richard Eyre and Bob Crowley
- Cast gallery
- Violetta Valéry: Ermonela Jaho
- Alfredo Germont: Charles Castronovo
- Giorgio Germont: Plácido Domingo
- Annina: Pamela Helen Stephen
- Doctor Grenvil: Simon Shibambu
Director: Richard Eyre
Designer: Bob Crowley
Duration: approx. 200 minutes
Audio: LPCM 2.0 + DTS Digital Surround
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