Verdi’s La Traviata from Naples

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Thursday, March 07, 2013

The Real Teatro di San Carlo in Naples, Italy. The Real Teatro di San Carlo in Naples, Italy. (Wikipedia Commons)

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This year marks Verdi's 200th birthday and the yearlong celebration continues with one of his most beloved operas La Traviata, in a performance from the historic Real Teatro di San Carlo in Naples, Italy, a theater with a history dating back to the mid-1700s.

The stars are soprano Carmen Giannattasio as Violetta, tenor Saimir Pirgu as Alfredo and Vladimir Stoyanov as Giorgio Germont, one of Verdi's greatest baritone roles.

Cast:

Conductor: Michele Mariotti

Violetta Valéry: Carmen Giannattasio (soprano)

Alfredo Germont: Saimir Pirgu (tenor)

Giorgio Germont: Vladimir Stoyanov (baritone)

Flora: Giuseppina Bridelli (mezzo-soprano)

Annina: Michela Antenucci (soprano)

Baron Douphol: Nicolò Ceriani (baritone)

Gastone:Federico Lepre (tenor)

d'Obigny: Alessandro Battiato (bass)

Teatro San Carlo Orchestra and Chorus

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