Two Debuts in La Traviata

On Aprils 5, in Verdi’s La Traviata two guest artists will make their role debuts in Latvian National Opera. Dinara Alieva (a soloist of the Bolshoi Theatre) will apear as Violetta Valéry and Avaz Abdullayev (a soloist of Azerbaijan Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre) – as Giorgio Germont.

This production of La Traviata, staged by director Andrejs Žagars, takes place in Paris after the 2nd World War. This is the time when people tried to forget the death, blood and losses, to heal the recent wounds and to enjoy life with a great ardor once again. The impossible, beautiful love story of the courtesan Violetta and her impassioned suitor, Alfredo; resplendent balls and intimate meetings; unforgettable melodies and waltz rhythms - these are the elements that comprise Verdi's most popular work, which features the dream roles of every soprano and tenor.

This production of La Traviata was premiered in Latvian National Opera on April 20, 2007.