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.
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