ROH, Recorded Live
Verdi’s tragic opera of a Parisian courtesan who sacrifices all for love
Conductor: Yves Abel
STARRING: Luca Salsi, Saimir Pirgu, Venera Gimadieva
Violetta, a Parisian courtesan suffering from tuberculosis, is throwing a party to celebrate her recovery. A young nobleman, Alfredo, plans to attend, and has long been in love with Violetta. Before long, Violetta has fallen for him as well, but Alfredo’s father disapproves of their relationship. He convinces Violetta to leave Alfredo for the sake of his family’s image, not realising how ill she really is.
Richard Eyre’s production of ‘La Traviata’ immerses the audience in the indulgence of 19th Century Paris, a vivid setting for Verdi’s famous score.