La Traviata

by Giuseppe Verdi

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“This Opera of love and loss is totally stunning, fully engaging and sometimes raises the hairs on the back of your neck.

THE ARGUS

La Traviata

Melodramma in three acts
music by Giuseppe Verdi
libretto by Francesco Maria Piave

The mise en scène of ‘La Traviata’ by Giuseppe Verdi has strong links with Venice: it was first performed at the Gran Teatro La Fenice on March 6th 1853.
Musica a Palazzo adheres to the ‘indications for contemporaneity’ requested by Verdi for the first performance (which caused a scandal due to its brazen realism).
The first act begins in the Portego (central hall) and the spectators will realise with amazement that they are actually playing the role of the Violetta’s guests (Traviata): she drinks a toast with them and among these she will meet Alfredo.
The second act is staged in the Sala Tiepolo, the beauty and privacy are the perfect setting in which to appreciate the subtlety of the character’s ‘inner speech’ and to be moved by her vicissitudes.
The drama of Violetta’s illness and death takes place in the bedroom with an alcove where not even the extraordinary beauty of the 18th-century stuccoes are able to distract the spectator from the emotional intensity of the song: the voices of the performers that are so intimately close, will tug at your heart strings.

WHEN
Every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

DURATION
Approximately 2 hours, including the interval. The Palace opens to the public at 8 pm, the performance starts at 8.30 pm.

INTERVAL
During the interval, in the halls overlooking the Grand Canal, our guests will be free to taste top quality wines and soft drinks.

PERFORMANCE LANGUAGE
Italian, no subtitles

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“Grand opera reconceived as tea-room tinkle… Striking Violetta!”

THE TIMES

“Incrédule, on assiste au drame lyrique qui déroule, à quelques mètres de nos yeux. Tour à tour, le pòrtego et le salon Tiepolo s’animent, transfigurés par la grâce d’un instant où la musique se joint aux voix, au mouvement des archets, à l’excellence de l’interprétation et à l’emotion de La Traviata, qui vient pleurer sur l’épaule d’un spectateur, avant d’agoniser, dans la pénombre de l’alcôve.”

LE FIGARO

“Stupendi stucchi affumicati dal tempo, affreschi, sono la cornice perfetta per un tuffo nel passato sull’onda di musiche romantiche e coinvolgenti.”

IL GAZZETTINO

“The quality of the music, the splendour of the setting, the power and passion of the singing!”

THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

“Grand opera reconceived as tea-room tinkle… Striking Violetta!”

THE TIMES

“Incrédule, on assiste au drame lyrique qui déroule, à quelques mètres de nos yeux. Tour à tour, le pòrtego et le salon Tiepolo s’animent, transfigurés par la grâce d’un instant où la musique se joint aux voix, au mouvement des archets, à l’excellence de l’interprétation et à l’emotion de La Traviata, qui vient pleurer sur l’épaule d’un spectateur, avant d’agoniser, dans la pénombre de l’alcôve.”

LE FIGARO

“Stupendi stucchi affumicati dal tempo, affreschi, sono la cornice perfetta per un tuffo nel passato sull’onda di musiche romantiche e coinvolgenti.”

IL GAZZETTINO

“The quality of the music, the splendour of the setting, the power and passion of the singing!”

THE DAILY TELEGRAPH