Verdi's deeply moving opera La Traviata (1853) remains as haunting and touching as ever. La Traviata is the tragic story of forbidden the love and desire - between the courtesan Violetta Valery and the noble Alfredo Germont. The opera was inspired by Alexandre Dumas' La Dame aux Camélias, scandalous in its time for telling the story of a courtesan in 19th century Paris who dared to follow her heart and break the rules of bourgeois society. La Dame aux Camélias has achieved the status of one of the camp classics of all times, a position confirmed by La Traviata and later by Camille (1936), starring Greta Garbo.
La Traviata will be introduced by the director Guido Paevatalu from The Royal Danish Opera.
Performers from The Royal Danish Opera: Anne Margrethe Dahl, Niels Jørgen Riis, Andrea Pelligrini, Guido Paevatalu, Hans Lawaetz, Anders Jakobsson.
Direction: Guido Paevatalu
Musical direction: Torben Petersen (piano) violin and cello
Time: Sun July 26, 2.00 pm
Performance length: 2 1/2 hours