La traviata (Fleming)


Verdi La traviata opera to a libretto by Francesco Maria Piave. Directed 2009 by Richard Eyre at the Royal Opera House. Stars Renée Fleming (Violetta Varéry), Joseph Calleja (Alfredo Germont), Thomas Hampson (Giorgio Germont), Monika-Evelin Liiv (Flora Bervoix), Kostas Smoriginas (Marquis D'Obigny), Eddie Wade (Baron Douphol),  Richard Wiegold (Doctor Grenvil), Haoyin Xue (Gastone de Letorières), Sarah Pring (Anina), Neil Gillespie (Giuseppe), Charbel Mattar (Messenger), and Jonathan Coad (Servant). Antonio Pappano conducts the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House (Concert Master Vasko Vassilev) and the Royal Opera Chorus (Chorus Director Renato Balsadonna). Designs by Bob Crowley; lighting design by Jean Kalman; movement direction by Jane Gibson. Directed for TV by Rhodri Huw. Sung in Italian. Released 2011, disc has 5.1 dts-HD Master Audio sound. Grade: A

Work Gordon Smith's  L'OperaDou jury gave this production an A. But Gordon still appears to prefer the La Scala version with Angela Gheorghiu and Ramón Vargas over this version.

Here is a fairly nice clip about this production: