La Traviata
La Traviata

In Theaters Dec 15, Dec 19

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La Traviata

Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Michael Mayer’s richly textured new production, featuring a dazzling 18th-century setting that changes with the seasons. Soprano Diana Damrau plays the tragic heroine, Violetta, and tenor Juan Diego Flórez returns to the Met for the first time in five seasons to sing the role of Alfredo, Violetta’s hapless lover. Baritone Quinn Kelsey is Alfredo’s father, Germont, who destroys their love.

Music: Verdi

Language: Italian, with English subtitles

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La Traviata

Run Time: 3 hours 32 minutes

Categories: Arts & Entertainment

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STARRING

Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Conductor

Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Conductor

Yannick Nézet-Séguin

HOMETOWN: Montreal, Canada

Diana Damrau

Violetta

Diana Damrau

Violetta

Diana Damrau

HOMETOWN: Günzburg, Germany

Juan Diego Flórez

Alfredo

Juan Diego Flórez

Alfredo

Juan Diego Flórez

HOMETOWN: Lima, Peru

Quinn Kelsey

Germont

Quinn Kelsey

Germont

Quinn Kelsey

HOMETOWN: Honolulu, Hawaii

FROM THE PRESS

Nézet-Séguin’s La Traviata at the Met brings down the house … Spontaneity, freshness and originality … This will be Damrau’s new signature role, if it isn’t already … Star tenor Juan Diego Flórez…yielded highly artistic singing ... This goes to the top of my Traviata pantheon. Philadelphia Inquirer
Marvelous musicality … Striking visual elements … Damrau, a consummate singing actress, was in her element … Always sensitive to his singers, capturing the score’s romantic yearning, its occasional raucousness and its momentum, Nézet-Séguin shaped the performance with such care that it never sounded routine. The auguries are good. Wall Street Journal
A sensation … Damrau masterfully maintained melodic continuity without sacrificing effect. This was acting of Shakespearean caliber, the likes of which hasn’t often been seen at the Met since the 1970s heyday of Jon Vickers and Renata Scotto ... Quinn Kelsey left no doubt that a major Verdi baritone has arrived.. WQXR
Tenor Juan Diego Flórez in his role debut as Alfredo revealed that his exquisite legato and mezza voce have held up gorgeously in the four seasons since he last sang at the Met, and he looked fetching.. Observer
An uncommonly fine rendition … Damrau was an extraordinary Violetta, singing with big, plush yet focused sound … Nothing less than the start of a new period in the Met’s history: the Yannick Nézet-Séguin era … How did he do? Splendidly. New York Times

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