LA TRAVIATA

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Giuseppe VERDI

LA TRAVIATA

Opera in 3 acts

 

Libretto by

FRANCESCO MARIA PIAVE

based on “La Dame aux cam?lias” novel by Alexandre Dumas – fils

First performance – Teatro La Fenice, Venice, 6 March 1853

 

Production group:

Music Director and Conductor – Francesco Ivan CIAMPA (Italy)

Conductor – Abzal MUKHITDINOV, Honored Worker of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Director – Henning BROCKHAUS (Italy)

Assistant Director – Valentina ESCOBAR (Italy)

Set Designer – Josef SVOBODA (The Czech Republic)

Revival Set Designer – Benito LEONORI

Lighting Designer – Fabrizio GOBBI (Italy)

Costume Designer – Giancarlo COLIS

Choirmaster – Yerzhan DAUTOV, Honored Worker of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Choreographers – Tyrsynbek NURKALIYEV, Honored Worker of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Valentina ESCOBAR (Italy)

 

The scenery is the property of Fondazione Pergolesi Spontini, Jesi,

under the sketches of Josef Svoboda

 

A performance with two intermissions

Running time: – 2 hours 50 minutes

Performed in Italian

(accompanied by subtitles in Kazakh and Russian)

 

 

Roles and Performers:

VIOLETTA VAL?RY – Ekaterina BAKANOVA (Russia)

Zhannat BAKTAY, Honored Artist of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Alfiya KARIMOVA, Honored Artist of the Republic of Bashkortostan

FLORA BERVOIX – Tatyana VITSINSKAYA

ANNINA – Elena GANZHA

Saltanat MURATBEKOVA

Gulzhanat SAPAKOVA

ALFREDO GERMONT – Vincenzo COSTANZO (Italy)

Medet CHOTABAEV

Meir BAINESHOV

GIORGIO GERMONT – Simone PIAZZOLA (Italy)

Talgat MUSSABAYEV, Honored Worker of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Talgat GALEYEV

GASTONE – Beimbet TANARYKOV

Narul TOIKENOV

BARONE DOUPHOL – Evgeny CHAINIKOV

Yeskender ABZHANOV

MARCHESE D’OBIGNY – Bolat YESSIMKHANOV

DOCTOR GRENVIL – Arthur KAIPKULOV, Honored Artist of the Republic of Bashkortostan

COMMISSIONER – Kazbek DOSMUKHAMBETOV

Nurlybek KOSPARMAKOV

Aleksandr KRASIKOV

GIUSEPPE – Ramzat BALAKISHIEV

 

ORCHESTRA, CHOIR, BALLET AND EXTRAS OF ASTANA OPERA HOUSE

 

 

 

Synopsis

 

Act One

The courtesan Violetta Val?ry hosts a party in her Paris salon, where she is introduced to Alfredo Germont, an admirer. When they are alone, Alfredo confesses his love. At first Violetta protests but then relents and asks him to meet her the following day. After the party, Violetta feels torn between her desire for freedom and love. She chooses love and Alfredo can be heard singing outside.

 

Act Two

Months later they are living in a country house near Paris. Alfredo discovers that Violetta has been selling her possessions to support their lifestyle. He immediately leaves for Paris to procure funds. Violetta receives a party invitation from her friend Flora. In Alfredo’s absence, his father Giorgio Germont visits to try to persuade Violetta to end the relationship with his son. She relents and writes Alfredo a farewell letter. Alfredo returns and is surprised seeong her tears and anxiety. After her departure he finds her letter. She attends the party with Barone Douphol, her new lover. Alfredo arrives and challenges the Barone to a game of cards. Alfredo then accuses Violetta of betrayal. Violetta faints and Germont arrives and denounces his son’s behavior. The Barone challenges Alfredo to a duel.

 

Act Three

Six months have passed and Violetta is slowly dying, alone and exhausted. She reads Germont’s letter in which he informs her that Alfredo went abroad after the duel, but, having discovered the truth about her sacrifice, he will come to her to ask for her forgiveness. The servant informs about Alfredo’s arrival. The lovers are reunited, they plan to leave Paris and begin a new life. But after a last resurgence of strength Violetta dies.

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