Verdi’s La Traviata
Sunday, December 16, 2018, 2:00 pm
Yannick Nézet-Séguin; Diana Damrau (Violetta Valéry), Juan Diego Flórez (Alfredo Germont), Quinn Kelsey (Giorgio Germont), Michael Mayer (Production); Christine Jones (Set Designer), Susan Hilferty (Costume Designer), Kevin Adams (Lighting Designer), Lorin Latarro (Choreographer)
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. Later performances feature Anita Hartig, Stephen Costello, Artur Ruciński, and Plácido Domingo.
Approx. runtime: 3:32 [2 Intermissions]