Saturday, March 30, 2013

The Met's La Traviata

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La Traviata

Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave,
based on the play La Dame aux Camélias, by Alexandre Dumas, Jr.
THE CAST (in order of vocal appearance)
Violetta soprano, DIANA DAMRAU
Marquis d'Obigny baritone, KYLE
Baron Douphol bar., JASON STEARNS
Dr. Grenvil* bass-bar., JAMES COURTNEY
A Gentleman* bass, PAUL CORONA
Gastone tenor, SCOTT SCULLY
Alfredo tenor, SAIMIR PIRGU
Annina mezzo, MARIA ZIFCHAK
Giuseppe tenor, JUHWAN LEE
Germont tenor, PLÁCIDO DOMINGO
Messenger bass, JOSEPH TURI

* In Willy Decker's production of La
Traviata, the character of Doctor Grenvil
doubles as a personification of death and
is portrayed by two artists.


The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
The Metropolitan Opera Chorus

Production: Willy Decker
Set and costume designer: Wolfgang Gussmann
Lighting designer: Hans Toelstede
Associate costume designer: Susana Mendoza
Choreographer: Athol Farmer
Chorus master: Donald Palumbo
Musical preparation: Jane Klaviter,
Dan Saunders, Miloš Repický,
Steven White
Assistant stage directors: Gina Lapinski,
Jonathon Loy, Tomer Zvulun
Prompter: Jane Klaviter
Stage band conductor: Gregory Buchalter
Italian coach: Hemdi Kfir Production a gift of
Karen and Kevin Kennedy, and
Mr. and Mrs. Paul M. Montrone

Revival a gift of Rolex

Original production of the Salzburger
Festspiele; with thanks to De Nederlandse
Opera, Amsterdam

ACT I Violetta's house,
Paris 12.30–1:07
ACT II 1:36–
Sc. 1 A country villa
Sc. 1 Flora's house, Paris
ACT III Violetta's bedroom –3:26

Host: Margaret Juntwait
Commentator: Ira Siff
Music producer: Jay David Saks
Producers: Mary Jo Heath, Ellen Keel,
William Berger
Executive producers: Mia Bongiovanni,
Elena Park

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