PREMIERE REVIVAL OF VERDI’S OPERA LA TRAVIATA TOOK PLACE ON THE MAIN STAGE, 4 OCTOBER

Premiere revival of Giuseppe Verdi’s opera La traviata, under the baton of Đorđe Pavlović, took place on the Main Stage on Saturday, 4th October.
The demanding performance of a considerable dramatic force was interpreted with easiness, energy and a lot of emotion by the artists, and at the end of the performance the audience rewarded them with long and cordial applause.
Sanja Kerkez, soprano, interpreted the role of Violetta Valeri, a courtesan from Paris; Dušan Plazinić, tenor, interpreted Alfredo Germont, a young man in love with the courtesan; while Vuk Zekić, baritone, interpreted the role of Alfredo’s father, Georges Germont, and thus had his debut in the role.
The rest of the cast are Ljubica Vraneš (Flora Bervoix), Tatjana Mitić (Annina), Sveto Kastratović (Doctor Grenvil), Pavle Žarkov (Baron Douphol), Igor Matvejev (Gastone), Mihailo Šljivić (Marquise), Slobodan Živković (Giuseppe) and Danilo Stošić (Commissione).
The Orchestra and the Choir of the National Theatre took part in the performance as well.
Ivana Dragutinović Maričić revived the stage directing by Borislav Popović from the production of 1991.
Boris Maksimović designed the set; Božana Jovanović designed the costumes, while Vladimir Logunov choreographed the production.
Stage Manager Ana Milićević
Libretto was written by Francesco Piave, after the novel The Lady of the Camellias by Alexandre Dumas, fils.
The opera was first performed in the La Fenice opera house, Venice, on 6th March 1853.
M.B.

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