Violetta Valéry knows that she will die soon, exhausted by her restless life as a courtesan. At a party, she is introduced to Alfredo Germont, who has been fascinated by her for a long time. The guests are amused by this seemingly naïve and emotional attitude, and they ask Alfredo to propose a toast. He celebrates true love, and Violetta responds in praise of free love.
Soprano Anna Netrebko joins the ranks of Renata Tebaldi, Montserrat Caballé, and Renata Scotto, taking on—for the first time at the Met—the title role of the real-life French actress who dazzled 18th-century audiences with her on-and offstage passion. The soprano is joined by tenor Piotr Beczała as Adriana’s lover, Maurizio. The principal cast also features mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili and baritone Ambrogio Maestri. Gianandrea Noseda conducts. Sir David McVicar’s staging, which sets the action in a working replica of a Baroque theater, premiered at the Royal Opera House in London, where the Guardian praised the “elegant production, sumptuously designed … The spectacle guarantees a good night out.”
CONDUCTOR- Gianandrea Noseda
THE PRINCIPESSA-Anita Rachvelishvili
THE ABBÉ-Carlo Bosi
PRINCE DE BOUILLON-Maurizio Muraro
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