MetLive 2022-23: La Traviata (Verdi)

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Showings

Theater 3 Sat, Nov 5 12:55 PM

Description

Saturday, November 5, 2022


PUBLIC ON SALE JULY 20, 2022


Music: Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Francesco Maria Piave


Soprano Nadine Sierra stars as the self-sacrificing courtesan Violetta—one of opera’s ultimate heroines—in Michael Mayer’s vibrant production of Verdi’s beloved tragedy. Tenor Stephen Costello is her self- centered lover Alfredo, alongside baritone Luca Salsi as his disapproving father, and Maestro Daniele Callegari on the podium.


With La Traviata, Verdi and Piave fashioned an opera from a play set in contemporary times—an exception in the composer’s long career. Dumas’s La Dame aux Camélias was a meditation on the author’s youthful affair with the celebrated prostitute Marie Duplessis, known as a sophisticated and well-read woman whose charms and tact far surpassed her station. The play is still staged today in its original form and exists in several film incarnations, most notably Greta Garbo’s Camille (1936).


3 hrs / 2 intermissions (30 minutes & 20 minutes)


This live cinema transmission is part of the Met’s award-winning Live in HD series, bringing opera to movie theaters across the globe.