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La traviata Preview for Young People

Giuseppe Verdi

Melodrama in three acts
Libretto by Francesco M. Piave



Running Time: 3 hours 10 minutes intermission included

Sung in Italian


New Teatro alla Scala production

Notes on the performancesOpen 
La traviata at La Scala: a classic that always “makes our 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: the blogosphere has been full of talk concerning her recent performance in La Traviata at the Met. 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, which took place entirely around a family table. The Germont family…


Daniele Gatti
Staging e sets
Dmitri Tcherniakov
Elena Zaytseva
Gleb Filschtinsky


Violetta Valery
Diana Damrau
Flora Bervoix
Giuseppina Piunti
Mara Zampieri
Alfredo Germont
Piotr Beczala
Giorgio Germont
Željko Lučić
Antonio Corianò
Barone Douphol
Roberto Accurso
Marchese d'Obigny
Andrea Porta
Dottor Grenvil
Andrea Mastroni
Nicola Pamio
Domestico di Flora
Ernesto Petti
Ernesto Panariello

With the support of
Banca del Monte
Teatro alla Scala