La Traviata


Verdi La Traviata opera to libretto by Francesco Maria Piave. Directed 2007 by Marina Bianchi after Liliana Cavani at the Teatro alla Scala di Milano. Stars Angela Gheorghiu (Violetta Valéry), Ramón Vargas (Alfredo Germont), Roberto Frontali (Giorgio Germont), Natascha Petrinsky (Flora Bervoix), Tiziana Tramonti (Annina), Enrico Cossutta (Gastone), Alessandro Paliaga (Barone Douphol), Piero Terranova (Marchese d'Obigny), Luigi Roni (Dottor Grenvil), Giuseppe Nicodemo (Servant), and Ernesto Panariello (Servant). Solo dance by Gianni Ghisleni. Lorin Maazel conducts the Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro alla Scala di Milano (Chorus Master Bruno Casoni). Set design by Dante Ferretti; costume design by Gabriella Pescucci; choreography by Micha Van Hoecke. Directed for TV by Paola Longobardo. Released  2008, this disc has 7.1 dts-HD Master Audio sound. Grade: B+

Special Note: There are two sets of thumbnail images above. The images on the left are the front and back of the version now being offered by vendors. It has a reduced price and includes some 26 minutes of trailers for other discs as a bonus. The images on the right come from the original version sold at full price. This original version is now out of print, but it will doubtless be available with Ebay or similar resources.

Sorry, we could find no decent YouTube clip of this production.