CONCERT AND DINNER Choose the Opera and Dinner and enjoy your Italian dinner in the romantic Restaurant Hespresso, in via Genova 16, only 150 mt from the Church. Have a look at the exclusive Menu below! Dinner time before the concert 6:30 pm
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Opera e Lirica has chosen for you Hespresso, an unmissable place where you will be able to taste handmade delicacies prepared before your eyes. Not only is it a cozy restaurant, but it is also special, because, right at the center of its Art Nouveau hall dating back to the XVIII century, there is a state-of-the-art show-cooking open plan kitchen allowing the restaurant to have no secrets for its guests. The chef is glad to show his passion for working dough into pasta and other culinary delights prepared for you on the spot, as the very name Hespresso says. The menu respects the most ancient Italian tradition and includes the most typical regional dishes of Lazio and Rome, to offer you an authentic local taste.
The kindness and helpfulness of the staff will caress you and will let you enjoy the atmosphere of this place set in an ancient XVIII century gallery on the Viminale hill, in the heart of Belle-Époque Rome and a few steps from via Nazionale. Hespresso is just 300 mt away from Saint Paul’s Within the Walls Church, therefore it is the perfect prelude for your Opera soirée. It will introduce you to the beauty and art of our capital city that never ceases to fascinate.
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La Traviata is a three-act opera composed by Giuseppe Verdi on an Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave. It was first performed on March 6th, 1853 at La Fenice opera house in Venice. Verdi insisted on finding an original and provocative idea for the audience in Venice, and decided to base his work on La dame aux Camélias (1852), a play adapted from the novel by Alexandre Dumas (fils). The piece was originally titled Violetta, after the protagonist. This famous opera remains among the most performed masterpieces of the entire lyric tradition.
Opera e Lirica soloists, from the most important Italian theaters and Music Academies, will perform this breathtaking story accompanied by choir and orchestra conducted by Maestro Nicola Samale. The audience will enjoy an extraordinary and memorable experience, surrounded by the fascinating atmosphere of St. Paul within the Walls Church. The story will also be enriched by Opera e Lirica lovely dancers who will perform romantic choreography.
The opera follows the story of the courtesan Violetta, who is introduced as a dissolute lady fiercely living free from any bonds. Later, however, she is unexpectedly overwhelmed by her love for Alfredo, an upper-class young man who warns her that she should take care of her health, since her lifestyle has led her to contract tuberculosis. Violetta renounces to her status and independence, leaving Paris to settle in the countryside with Alfredo. His father, however, reaches out to her to ask her to break up with Alfredo, because their relationship is compromising the honor of his family, preventing Alfredo’s sister to get married. Alfredo is unaware of the reason why his lover has broken up with him, and only finds out the truth when it is too late. Violetta, worn out by the phthisis, dies in his arms.
Violetta’s character was inspired by the real story of the well-known courtesan Marie Duplessis, who had also had a turbulent love affair with Alexandre Dumas fils himself. He saw her passing away when she was only thirty-three and he collected his memories of her in the renown book The Lady of the Camellias on which La Traviata is based.
Enjoy the most famous opera ever, performed by Opera e Lirica artists in the wonderful St Paul's within the Walls Church in Rome. Book your Rome opera tickets now!
Children under 7 and disabled persons can attend the concert for free.
Approximate duration (min.): 120
Roma Pass Discount: buy a 20 euro Back Seat ticket, show your Roma Pass card at the entrance and get a Central Seat (whose value is 30 euro)
TITLE: La traviata. Melodrama in three acts.
LIBRETTO: Francesco Maria Piave.
MUSIC: Giuseppe Verdi.
VIOLETTA VALÉRY (Soprano) Maristella Mariani/Aleksandra Buczek
ALFREDO GERMONT (Tenor) Emil Alekperov
GIORGIO GERMONT, his father (Baritone) Cristian Alderete
FLORA BERVOIX-ANNINA (Mezzo-soprano) Sara Foletto
GASTONE, Viscount of Letorières(Tenor) Carlo Napoletani
GIUSEPPE, Violetta’s servant (Tenor) Lucio Del Rio
BARONE DOUPHOL (Baritone) Giorgio Carli
DOCTOR GRENVIL (Bass) Fabrizio Nestonni
COMMISION AGENT (Bass) Giuseppe Trovato
CHOIR: Servants and noblemen, friends of Violetta and Flora, picadores and matadores, gypsies, Violetta’s and Flora’s servants, masks
DANCERS: Teatro dell’Opera di Roma School
Choreography: Valerio Polverari
Conductor: Nicola Samale
Scenes and costumes: Bolero Sartoria
Artistic director: Antonio Desiderio
Director: Giuseppina Cuccaro
Opera e Lirica Orchestra
|Location||Dinner: Hespresso Restaurant Opera: St Paul within the Walls|
|Opening time||h. 06:30 pm dinner|
|Start time||h. 08:30 pm Opera|
|End time||h. 10:30 pm|
|Breaks||2 breaks of 10 minutes|
|Metro||A Repubblica B Termini|