Sunday, 22 October 2017

Theater Basel | La Traviata

Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata plays at the Theater Basel as a co-production between the Theater Basel and the English National Opera.
It is the story of Violetta Valéry, the high class prostitute suffering from tuberculosis who falls in love with one of her many admirers Alfredo. For him she decides to leave the glamorous and luxurious life in Paris behind and move to the countryside.
Their love is not meant to be peaceful for long, as his father arrives and asks her to leave him, for the sake of his and the families honour.
What makes the opera so captivating is how pompous it all starts, how the storyline takes us to a peaceful country idyll, back to the glamorous and obscene Paris and then in the end to her death bed.
The tragic story of Violetta is always something that touches us deeply and the music is absolutely beautiful. We have seen La Traviata before and we especially like this production, we find it absolutely wonderful, the costumes and the make-up are very elaborate, the stage is impressive and the singers are outstanding.
La Traviata is in Italian with German and English surtitles.

musical director: Titus Engel
direction: Daniel Kramer
choreography: Teresa Rotemberg
stage: Lizzie Clachan
costume: Esther Bialas
light: Charles Balfour
chorus master: Michael Clark
dramatic composition: Juliane Luster


Corinne Winters / Kristina Mkhitaryan as VIOLETTA VALÉRY
Kristina Stanek as FLORA BERVOIX
Anastasia Bickel as ANNINA
Pavel Valuzhyn / Zach Borichevsky as ALFREDO GERMONT
Ivan Inverardi as GIORGIO GERMONT
Karl-Heinz Brandt as GASTONE
Domen Križaj as BARONE DOUPHOLL
José Coca Loza as MARCHESE D'OBIGNY
Andrew Murphy as DOTTORE GRENVIL
Matthew Swensen as GIUSEPPE
Marco Pobuda as DOMESTICO DI FLORA
Vladimir Vassilev as COMMISSIONARIO

choir of the Theater Basel
Symphony Orchestra Theater Basel

© picture: Sandra Then

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