Music by Giuseppe VERDI
Music Drama in 3 Acts
Sung in Italian with English and Japanese surtitles (Please note that the Engllish surtitles on the right side of the stage will not be displayed during this performance due to the structure of the set.)
10 Mar - 21 Mar, 2022 ( 5 Performances )
Running time is approx. 2 hours and 45 mins including one interval
Production Supporter: JAPAN TOBACCO INC.
"La traviata" is set in the world of Parisian high society. This popular opera tells the story of the courtesan, Violetta Valéry: her loves and her sad fate. It is based on the dramatic adaptation of the romantic novel, "La Dame aux Camélias" by Alexandre DUMAS fils, modeled by the author on the high-class mistress, Marie Duplessis. Giuseppe VERDI then took the story, making its heroine a contemporary woman, and writing an innovative opera in which he raised the role of the music itself to that of expressing the story's emotions. Starting with "Libiamo ne' lieti calici", which has become a well-known, staple tune of gala concerts, the work features numerous other famous songs, such as Violetta's most technically demanding aria, "Ah, fors'è lui-sempre libera", in the prelude foretelling tragedy, and Germont's "Di Provenza il mar, il suol".
The director, Vincent BOUSSARD, is noted for sophisticated staging with an unerring eye for colour. His production of "La traviata" (first staged in 2015) displays that aesthetic sensibility. At the same time, he effectively holds up a mirror on the world to paint an imagined landscape, taking the theme of a woman's fate in the world of men. Upon curtain fall, we are left with the vivid picture of a woman who has lived her life with unwavering pride.
NAKAMURA Eri, whose performance in Madama Butterfly staged in December 2021 gave an ultimate impression to us, stars at the leading role Violetta. She will be partnered by Italian tenor Matteo DESOLE as Alfredo, who has played this role at Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in Florence and among others. And Albanian bartion Gezim MYSHKETA will sing one of the notable baritone roles, Giorgio Germont. Andriy YURKEVYCH will come back to the orchestra pit at Opera Palace.
* Please note that there might be changes depending on the Covid-19 situation.
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Violetta, a courtesan in Paris, opens her heart to Alfredo, a son of a wealthy man, though she is hesitant to accept his sincere courtship. They begin to enjoy each other’s company living together in the suburbs of the city.
One day during Alfredo’s absence, his father Germont calls on Violetta to ask her to give up his son so that marriage arrangements for his daughter will proceed smoothly. Violetta decides to abandon her love and leaves Alfredo. After her return to Paris, Alfredo appears in front of her and accuses her of her betrayal in the presence of other people.
Time passes, but it is too late when all misunderstandings have come to light. Sick in bed, Violetta dies as she is embraced by the love of Alfredo, who asks for her pardon.
CREATIVE TEAM & CAST
Conductor: Andriy YURKEVYCH
Production and Costume Design: Vincent BOUSSARD
Set Design: Vincent LEMAIRE
Lighting Design: Guido LEVI
Movement Director: Helge LETONJA
Violetta Valéry: NAKAMURA Eri
Alfredo Germont: Matteo DESOLE
Giorgio Germont: Gezim MYSHKETA
Flora Bervoix:KAGA Hitomi
Visconte Gastone: KANAYAMA Kyosuke
Barone Douphol:NARITA Hiroyuki
Marchese D’Obigny:YONASHIRO Kei
Dottor Grenvil:KUBOTA Masumi
Domestico di Flora:UENO Hiroyuki
Chorus: New National Theatre Chorus
Orchestra: Tokyo Symphony Orchestra
- CREATIVE TEAM
Andriy YURKEVYCHProduction and Costume Design
NAKAMURA EriAlfredo Germont
Matteo DESOLEGiorgio Germont
Gezim MYSHKETAFlora Bervoix
KAGA HitomiVisconte Gastone
KANAYAMA KyosukeBarone Douphol
NARITA HiroyukiMarchese D’Obigny
Booking Opens: Sun, 30 Jan 2022, 10:00am
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