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The most performed opera in the world in the elegant setting of PellyTeatro Regio, Tuesday, 5th March 2013 at 20:00
Teatro Regio presents La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi from 5th to 13th March. This opera is not included in the season ticket. It is signed by Laurent Pelly and it has been co-produced with the Regio and the Santa Fe Opera Festival. Master Corrado Rovaris will be leading the Orchestra and Chorus of the Regio. He has been the Music Director of the Philadelphia Opera Company since 2005 and Principal Guest Conductor of The I Virtuosi Italiani. Talking about Turin the Master said: «Turin is a city that I do love and it is a place where I often conduct. It is a city that I consider as being one of the main live cultural centres, and then we have the magnificent Teatro Regio which has been cleverly led onto an interesting path by its management».
The protagonists of this opera are: Patrizia Ciofi (Violetta), Piero Pretti (Alfredo Germont), Nicola Alaimo (Giorgio Germont), Silvia Beltrami (Flora Bervoix), Francesca Rotondo (Annina), Enrico Iviglia (Gastone), Paolo Maria Orecchia (Baron Douphol) and Scott Johnson (the Marquis D’Obigny); for this edition of the opera the direction is by Anna Maria Bruzzese, the costumes by Laurent Pelly, the scenes by Chantal Thomas and lights by Gary Marder, in this edition by Andrea Anfossi. The Choir Master is Claudio Fenoglio.
La Traviata is, according to data published by Operabase (world leader website regarding operas), the most performed opera in the world with a total of 629 performances in the last five seasons.
It is a great production boasting huge success both amongst the critics and audiences worldwide. After the "Premiere night" which opened the 2009-2010 season, under the direction of Music Director Gianandrea Noseda and Elena Mosuc appearing in the title role, Paolo Gallarati wrote for La Stampa of «a triumphant success for all» praising the wonderful performance both that of Noseda and that of the interpreters. The Regio took this version of La Traviata to Tokyo, during the tour of Japan and China in the summer of 2010, with four performances, all sold out at the Bunka Kaikan. In that occasion Nathalie Dessay played the role of Violetta and the master Noseda was on the podium. Eighteen minutes of applause greeted the conclusion of the last performance in that season. Later on, some major awards were received from the two most influential Japanese newspapers: The Asahi Simbun wrote: «it is one of the three best musical performances of all those seen in Japan in 2010» and the critic Minoru Okada of The Nikkei said: «it is one of the top three opera productions seen in Japan in 2010». According to Ongaku No Tomo, one of the most prestigious music magazines in Japan, La traviata presented by the Regio ranked first place among the opera productions and fourth overall place among all the foreign operas performed in Japan that year.
The soprano Patrizia Ciofi was the protagonist at the Regio in titles such as: Cendrillon, Tamerlano, Le nozze di Figaro, La traviata, Lucia di Lammermoor and Tancredi. Piero Pretti interpreted Rigoletto, I Vespri siciliani and Lucia di Lammermoor in the past seasons. Nicola Alaimo has already sung in Thaïs and in L'Elisir d’amore.
Rounding out the cast we have: Davide Motta Fré (Doctor Grenvil), Dario Prola (Giuseppe, Violetta’s servant), Enrico Speroni (Fiora’s maid) and Enrico Bava (a commissioner); Simona Tosco and Luca Martini are the dancers.
La traviata will be presented to the public by Corrado Rollin at the Incontro con l’Opera which will take place at the Piccolo Regio Puccini on Wednesday 27th February at 17.30.
The live broadcast on RAI-Radio3 will take place on the opening night, Tuesday, 5th March at 20:00.
This production is carried out with the support of Italgas, a Supporting Partner of the Teatro Regio.
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