La traviata
Odeon of Herodes Atticus
La traviata

Opera - Giuseppe Verdi

July 2024
Δημιουργική Ομάδα

Conductor: Pier Giorgio Morandi
Director, choreography, sets: Κonstantinos Rigos
Costumes: Ioanna Tsami
Lighting: Christos Tziogkas
Video projections: Vassilis Kehagias
Associate architect: Mary Tsagari
Chorus master: Agathangelos Georgakatos

Πρωταγωνιστές Παράστασης

Violetta Valéry
Nadine Sierra (27, 30/7)
Vassiliki Karayanni (28, 31/7)

Flora Bervoix
Chrysanthi Spitadi

Annina
Eleni Voudouraki

Alfredo Germοnt
Freddie De Tommaso (27, 30/7)
Francesco Demurro (28, 31/7)

Giorgio Germοnt
Dimitri Platanias (27, 30/7)
Tassis Christoyannis (28, 31/7)

Gastone
Yannis Kalyvas

Barone Duphol
Nikolas Douros

Marchese D’Obigny
Nikos Kotenidis

Dottor Grenvil
Georgios Papadimitriou

Giuseppe
Nikos Katsigiannis

Domestico di Flora / Commissionario
Ioannis Kontellis

 

With the Orchestra, the Chorus and the Ballet of the Greek National Opera

 

 

Tickets go on sale on Thursday, 27 June at 12.00 and are available from the GNO Box Office at the SNFCC and Athens Festival Box Offices, and online via aefestival.gr and www.more.com.

 

Ticket prices: €25, €45, €55, €60, €85, €100
Students, children: €15
Disabled seats: €15

 

 

 

Odeon of Herodes Atticus

Opera

La traviata

Giuseppe Verdi
As part of the Athens Epidaurus Festival

Available Dates

  • 27, 28, 30, 31 Jul 2024

Opera • Revival

Starts at: 21.00 | clock

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Production sponsor

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The Greek National Opera’s second summer production at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus is Giuseppe Verdi’s La traviata directed by Konstantinos Rigos, first presented at the Roman venue in the summer of 2019 to exceptional success. The ill-starred love harboured by the “Lady of the Camellias” for Alfredo Germont –as envisioned and set to music by Verdi using melodies of singular power that blazon themselves indelibly upon our hearts and minds– is being brought to life once more for four performances, from 27 through until 31 July 2024.

The opera recounts the love of a courtesan for the son of an eminent Parisian household. Their relationship goes down badly with the young man’s family and the couple split, only meeting again a little before the young woman’s death. The premiere of La traviata at Teatro La Fenice in Venice on 6 March 1853 is often described as one of the biggest failures in opera history. A century and a half later, this Verdi masterpiece stands as one of the most popular works in the repertoire, with hundreds of performances given each year at opera houses across the globe before rapt audiences in their thousands.

Konstantinos Rigos had this to note about the production: “Presenting La traviata inside the historic Odeon of Herodes Atticus places the work within a challenging yet interesting context: one must find a balance between the overtly exuberant scenes and the private moments. The walls of this ancient odeon impose a sense of timelessness, and inescapably induct the narrative into deep time. In this intermediary space, between past and future, Violetta seems suspended within an era left in limbo, offering her story up to audiences as yet another product for consumption, as she was herself. The Herodium stage space is divided into two distinct realms: closed rooms (that represent the heroine’s psyche) and a scenic world of contrived pleasures dominated by a huge table. These two worlds unfold in parallel, with the heroine reflected in her alter ego, thus giving the conflict inside her tangible form – this is arguably the production’s most significant narrative feature. La traviata is Violetta herself, which explains the focus on capturing her emotions and projecting them –enlarged– upon the time-worn walls of the Odeon of Herodes Atticus.

In the first cast, the American opera superstar Nadine Sierra will be performing the role of Violetta Valéry alongside the up-and-coming tenor Freddie De Tommaso in the role of Alfredo Germοnt and with the internationally acclaimed baritone Dimitri Platanias in the role of Giorgio Germοnt. .

In the second cast, we will have the opportunity to enjoy the distinguished soprano from the Greek National Opera Vassiliki Karayanni as Violetta Valéry, the internationally acclaimed Greek baritone Tassis Christoyannis as Giorgio Germont, and the famous Italian tenor Francesco Demuro as Alfredo.