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Verdi: La Traviata / Jaho, Stoyanov, Demura, Kovatchev, Verona Arena [blu-ray]

Release Date: 09/09/2014 
Label:  Arthaus Musik   Catalog #: 108112  
Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Vladimir StoyanovErmonela JahoFrancesco DemuroSerena Gamberoni,   ... 
Conductor:  Julian Kovatchev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verona Teatro Arena OrchestraVerona Teatro Arena Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
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“La Traviata” is not only one of Giuseppe Verdi’s best known works but ranks among the most popular operas of all times. Based on the novel and play “La Dame aux camélias” by Alexander Dumas (fils), the tragic story of the terminally ill courtesan Violetta who falls in love with the young gentleman Alfredo Germont has moved audiences to tears for more than 150 years. This lavish new production of Verdi’s masterpiece is staged by Argentine director Hugo de Ana, a regular guest at the world’s most
Read more prestigious opera houses and acclaimed for his spectacular scenery sets and his special use of light. The extra-large stage of the Arena di Verona is his ideal challenge. Ermonela Jaho, an intense and dramatic Violetta, and Francesco Demuro, an elegant Alfredo, are both making their Arena debut. Vladimir Stoyanov, giving a commanding yet refined Germont, completes the exquisite trio of protagonists under the baton of acclaimed conductor Julian Kovatchev.

Giuseppe Verdi
LA TRAVIATA Violetta Valéry - Ermonela Jaho
Alfredo Germont - Francesco Demuro
Giorgio Germont - Vladimir Stoyanov
Flora Bervoix - Chiara Fracasso
Annina - Serena Gamberoni
Gastone - Luca Casalin
Barone Douphol - Nicolò Ceriani
Marchese d’Obigny - Paolo Maria Orecchia
Dottor Grenvil - Gustáv Belácek
Giuseppe - Gianluca Sorrentino
Domestico / Commissario - Manrico Signorini

Arena di Verona Ballet, Chorus and Orchestra
(chorus master: Giovanni Andreoli)
Julian Kovatchev, conductor

Hugo de Ana, stage director, set, costume and lighting designer
Leda Lojodice, choreographer

Recorded live from the Arena di Verona, 2011

Picture format: 1080i High Definition
Sound format: PCM Stereo / DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Korean
Running time: 132 mins
No. of Discs: 1 (blu-ray)

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Works on This Recording

La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Vladimir Stoyanov (Baritone), Ermonela Jaho (Mezzo Soprano), Francesco Demuro (Tenor),
Serena Gamberoni (Soprano), Chiara Fracasso (Mezzo Soprano), Luca Casalin (Tenor),
Nicolň Ceriani (Baritone)
Conductor:  Julian Kovatchev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Verona Teatro Arena Orchestra,  Verona Teatro Arena Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 

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