Marina Rebeka sings the role of Violetta Valery in Verdi’s eternal classic La traviata, May 17, 20 & 23 at the Wiener Staatsoper. This is a signature role for Ms. Rebeka, whose previous portrayals of the doomed courtesan have been deemed as “superb . . . with a shining soprano, she negotiated the coloratura difficulties of the first act with ease, even touching on an interpolated high E flat at the close of “Sempre libera”. She has several degrees of pianissimo as well; the spun lines of “Dite alle giovane” and “Addio del passato” were lovely and touching.” (Bachtrack)
She is joined by a spectacular international cast for these performances, including Dmytro Popov as Alfredo and Plácido Domingo sings Giorgio Germont. Marco Armiliato leads from the pit, for this Jean-François Sivadier staging.
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