About the film
Verdi : La Traviata
Release Date: December 15, 2018
|Production Companies||:||The Metropolitan Opera|
|Director||:||Michael Mayer, Gary Halvorson|
|Producers||:||Peter Gelb, Louisa Briccetti, Mia Bongiovanni, Victoria Warivonchik, Elena Park|
|Writers||:||Francesco Maria Piave|
Any new Met production of Verdi’s beloved tragedy La Traviata would be noteworthy, but Michael Mayer’s dazzling staging, which premiered during the 2018–19 season, was doubly significant as it marked Yannick Nézet-Séguin’s first performances as the Met’s Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer Music Director. On the podium for this Live in HD transmission, Nézet-Séguin leads a starry ensemble. As Violetta, the consumptive heroine fighting to find true happiness, soprano Diana Damrau delivers yet another compelling portrayal on the Met stage. Tenor Juan Diego Flórez sings his first Verdi role with the company, as Violetta’s ardent yet impetuous lover, Alfredo, and baritone Quinn Kelsey rounds out the principal cast as Giorgio Germont, Alfredo’s implacable father.