Giuseppe Verdi – La Traviata. Opera in concert
An impressive blend of drama, passion and memorable songs, La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi, one of the most acclaimed opera in the history of universal music, returns in the fall repertoire of the Philharmonic, in a concert version under the leadership of the Italian conductor Giuseppe Carannante. It is without a doubt one of the most important musical reference points of the season, that will invigorate the evening of November 10, 2016, from 7 PM, at the Arad Military Center.
Therefore, we dedicate the opera genre a new week of workshops and detailed study of one of the most passionate love stories, that created sensation in Europe in the 19th century and still continues today to dispute its first place on the world stages.
Written in 1853 after The Lady of the Camellias of Alexandre Dumas the son, La Traviata was inspired by the Parisian artistic and literary context and marks the separation, in Verdi’s creation, from the historical or mythological characters of the previous decade. Quickly accepted by the opera consumers from that time, La Traviata’s novelties become the models of the new Verdi movement, and its musical numbers will be perceived as representative sound entities for the entire opera music of the Romantic Century.
Our concert version involves a great ensemble – the academic choir, prepared by Robert Daniel Rădoiş, the symphonic orchestra and a distribution that joins names of current lyrical scenes: Narcisa Brumar (Violetta Valery), Mihai Irimia (Alfredo Germont), Şerban Vasile (Giorgio Germont), Mihaela Ispan (Flora), Florica Burduleanu (Annina), Marius Zaharia (Gastone), Bogdan Ilisie (Baron Douphol), Mircea Dan Petcu (Marquis d’Obigny), David Buzaga (Doctor Grenvil), Ioan Motiu (Violetta’s Servant), Andrei Ormanji (Flora’s Servant / the Courier).