One of Giuseppe Verdi’s most popular operas, La Traviata portrays the semi-autobiographical tale of The Lady of the Camellias by Alexandre Dumas Fils. It tells the story of Violetta, a high-society Parisian courtesan, as she reflects on her life from her deathbed. Through the melodramatic themes of love and death, the performance transports viewers back to the 19th century, casting a socialist perspective on class systems and bourgeois double standards. In its first Liceu production since 2002, Evelino Pidò will conduct the orchestra and David McVicar will direct the staging, with the aim of stripping La Traviata of it’s traditional decorative production.
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