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LA TRAVIATA

COMPOSER GIUSEPPE VERDI   LIBRETTO FRANCESCO MARIA PIAVE   LANGUAGE ITALIAN   ACTS 3   DURATION 175 MINUTES   BREAKS 1

The beloved opera La Traviata by Giuseppi Verdi will be premiered in Harpa´s main hall Eldborg on March 9th 2019. The opera is in three acts and is about the love of life, freedom, and forbidden love. It was premiered in Venice in 1853. It is set to an Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave based on La Dame aux Camélias a play adapted from the novel by Alexandre Dumas. The opera was originally titled Violetta after the main character and is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful operas ever written. Attraction between a Parisian courtesan and a young man from a provincial family leads to a forbidden romance that turns into a scandalous affair and ends up as a heartbreaking tragedy.

The production will be conducted by Bjarni Frímann Bjarnason, the Music Director of the Icelandic Opera and stage director will be Oriol Tomas from Canada. Set designer is Simon Guilbault and Sébastien Dionne designes the costumes. The video will be designed by Félix Fradet-Faquy.

CAST

Violetta Valéry 
Herdís Anna Jónasdóttir

Alfredo Germont 
Elmar Gilbertsson

Alfredo Germont 
Jonathan Boyd

Giorgio Germont, faðir Alfredos 
Hrólfur Sæmundsson

Flora Bervoix, vinkona Violettu 
Sigríður Ósk Kristjánsdóttir

Annina 
Hrafnhildur Árnadóttir

Gastone 
Snorri Wium

Baron Douphol 
Oddur Arnþór Jónsson

Marchese d´Obigny 
Paul Carey Jones

Dottore Grenville 
Valdimar Hilmarsson

Earlier Event: November 10
West Side Story
Later Event: March 16
LA TRAVIATA