Verdi: La Traviata

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Verdi: La Traviata


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Verdi: La Traviata

Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, Germany, 2015

Olga Peretyatko (Violetta), Atalla Ayan (Alfredo), Simone Piazzola (Germont), Emiliano Gonzalez Toro (Gastone), Tom Fox (Baron Douphol), Christina Daletska (Flora), Konstantin Wolff (Marchese d'Obigny), Walter Fink (Dottore Grenvil), Deniz Uzun (Annina), Stefan Geyer (Commissioner), Hermann Oswald (Giuseppe)

Balthasar-Neumann-Ensemble & Balthasar-Neumann-Chor, Pablo Heras-Casado


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Staged by Rolando Villazón

Star tenor and director Rolando Villazón’s staging of La Traviata at the Festspielhaus in Baden Baden is “visually spectacular” (The Huffington Post) and made for “an enthusiastic reception for the premiere” (Stuttgarter Zeitung)! Villazón “proves again his excellent narrating skills on stage” (WDR Klassik). “The setting and opulence of the stage captivates the spectator, as do the stylized costumes designed by Thibault Vancraenenbroeck for circus artists” (Stuttgarter Zeitung). Olga Peretyatko as Violetta delivers “a fantastic portrait of the title role wavering between adolescent joie de vivre, mature insight and anguish” (Stuttgarter Zeitung). Her partner is the tenor Atalla Ayan as the jealous Alfredo, who delivers a “beguiling interpretation with a dark, warm timbre and rich top notes” (Stuttgarter Zeitung). Simone Piazzolla as Alfredo’s strict father Giorgio Germont adds fine vocal lines to provide a strong sense of “Italianità” on stage (Neue Zürcher Zeitung). Conductor is Pablo Heras-Casado, “a great hope of a new generation of conductors” (WDR Klassik).

Running Time Total: 139 mins

Picture 16:9, HD

Sound BD: DTS-HD MA 5.1, PCM 2.0

Subtitles Italian (original language), English, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese

Booklet English, German, French

Gramophone Magazine

February 2017

“Rolando Villazón sings Alfredo, opposite Anna Netrebko, in what is probably one of the finest available versions of La traviata available on video”

MusicWeb International

11th January 2017

“This ranks high amongst the best Traviatas I have seen.”

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