This operatic favorite shines in a new production, live from opening night at La Scala – a must-see event for any true opera fan. La Traviata at La Scala: a classic that always “makes wrists and veins shake”. As is well known, the part of Violetta, requires a single soprano to have a variety of voices and souls. The German Diana Damrau, the most famous contemporary Violetta, has dramatic intuition, presence, backbone and the “voices” for a character that is alive and sorrowful until her final breath. Alongside her, Piotr Beczala who returns to La Scala after last Season’s highly successful performance as Rodolfo in La Bohème, and the great Verdi baritone Željko Lučić. Daniele Gatti has also shown his own enviable Verdi acumen throughout the world, in terms of his strength and lyricism. There is also eager anticipation for the debut at a La Scala Premiere of Russian director Dmitri Tcherniakov. His previous work at La Scala was a commendable Prokofiev’s The gambler and an inspired Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin.
CastDiana Damrau | Piotr Beczala Zeljko Lucic
Number of actsOpera in 3 acts
Total running timeTBC
Date of performance2013-12-07Share on Facebook