Verdi's La Traviata

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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.

The German soprano Diana Damrau is Violetta, the sickly courtesan who enters an ill-fated love affair with a young gentleman named Alfredo, played here by tenor Saimir Pirgu. Plácido Domingo is Giorgio Germont, a role he's sung numerous times since 1970. Yannick Nézet-Séguin, music director of the Philadelphia Orchestra, conducts.

Cast:

Conductor: Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Violetta Valéry: Diana Damrau
Alfredo Germont: Saimir Pirgu
Giorgio Germont: Plácido Domingo