La Traviata (Fleming)


Verdi La Traviata opera to libretto by Francesco Maria Piave. Directed 2006 by Marta Domingo at the Los Angeles Opera. Stars Renée Fleming (Violetta Valéry), Rolando Villazón (Alfredo Germont), Renato Bruson (Giorgio Germont), Daniel Montenegro (Gastone, Visconte de Letorières) Philip Kraus (Baron Douphol), Lee Poulis (Marchese d'Obigny), James Creswell (Dottore Grenvil), Suzanna Guzmán (Flora Bervoix), Anna Alkhimova (Annina), Sal Malaki (Giuseppe, servo di Violetta), Tim Smith (Servo di Flora), and Mark Kelly (Commissionario). James Conlon conducts the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra and Chorus (Chorus Master William Vendice). Sets and costumes by Giovanni Agostinucci; lighting by Duane Schuler; choreography by Kitty McNamee. Directed for TV by Brian Large. Sung in Italian. Released 2009, disc has 5.1 dts-HD Master Audio sound. Grade: B

Alas, there is no decent YouTube clip for this. The image below (from which the front cover art was taken) shows the traditional style: