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'La Traviata' - opera in concert, broadcast online by the Bucharest National Opera

Wednesday, 14 April 2021 , ora 16.50

The Bucharest National Opera broadcasts online the opera in concert "La Traviata" by Giuseppe Verdi. This week's show is a unique cultural act in concept and quality, which presents to lovers of lyrical art the tragic story of the most famous courtesan of Paris in the first half of the nineteenth century.

Marie Duplessis marked the existence of artists such as the composer Franz Liszt and the writer Alexandre Dumas-son. The latter, as a sign of posthumous homage, chose her as muse for his famous novel "The Lady with the Camellias". Giuseppe Verdi used the novel as a source of inspiration for his work, "La Traviata". The first performance of the opera in Bucharest took place in 1856, a few years after the world premiere at the La Fenice Theater in Venice.

The scores of the protagonist and the other characters are extremely spectacular. Shortly after Verdi composed "La Traviata", it became a kind of custom in the history of the opera for Violetta's score to be a launching pad for any prima donna who wants to demonstrate her virtuosity in approaching the treble and reveal her "treasures." "vocal.

The show will be broadcast online on Sunday, April 18th, starting at 7pm. Tickets can be purchased from https://tickets.operanb.ro/ until Wednesday, April 21st, at 7pm. Recording will be available for viewing for 72 hours, starting Sunday, April 18th, at 7 pm.

At the conductor's desk will be the maestro Vlad Conta, conductor of the Bucharest National Opera since 2001. The conductor has numerous concerts and recordings with the National Radio Orchestra, the Radio Chamber Orchestra, the "George Enescu" Philharmonic, the Iasi Philharmonic and other orchestras from the country. Vlad Conta has, in addition to national success, a rich international career: music director at the Regina Symphony Orchestra (Canada), guest conductor at the Teatro Regio di Torino (Italy), conductor at the Municipal Theater in Biel-Bienne (Switzerland) , master conductor at the Monte Carlo Opera and the Grand Théâtre in Geneva.

Translated by Dumitru Bianca,
University of Bucharest, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, MTTLC, year I
Corrected by Silvia Petrescu