La Traviata



Pier Luigi Pizzi’s much acclaimed 1992 production of La Traviata was recorded at what was one of Venice’s most exquisite 18th-century opera houses, La Fenice, tragically destroyed by fire in 1996, and now rebuilt. This glorious house is where La Traviata was premiered in 1853. In this memorable performance, Slovak soprano Edita Gruberova takes the leading role of Violetta, the tragic heroine, persuaded by Alfredo’s father, Giorgio, to sacrifice her happiness with Alfredo for the sake of family honour.

Additional Info

  • No: GBCRB1700001
  • Composer: Giuseppe Verdi
  • Conductor: Carlo Rizzi
  • Orchestra: Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro La Fenice
  • Artists: Edita Gruberova, Neil Shicoff, Giorgio Zancanaro, Mariana Pentcheva
  • Production year: 1992
  • Run time: 02:10:00
  • Director: Stage Director: Pier Luigi Pizz
  • Producers: NVC ARTS in association with BBC and RTP
  • Format: HDTV
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