The Met revives Willy Decker’s modern-dress, boldly minimalist staging of Verdi’s La Traviata, which debuted at the Salzburg Festival in 2005 and was first presented at the Met on Dec. 31, 2010. Natalie Dessay is Violetta, the terminally ill courtesan who enters an ill-fated love affair with a young gentleman named Alfredo, played here by tenor Matthew Polenzani. Dmitri Hvorostovsky is Giorgio Germont and Fabio Luisi conducts.
Dessay joins the ensemble after having missed the first performance last week due to illness.
Conductor: Fabio Luisi
Violetta Valéry: Natalie Dessay
Alfredo Germont: Matthew Polenzani
Giorgio Germont: Dmitri Hvorostovsky