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Verdi's greatest masterpiece La Traviata set for Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

The Novaya Opera of Moscow’s La Traviata is coming to the Bord Gais Energy Theatre from 25 until 29 November 2020, featuring Irish Star Soprano Claudia Boyle accompanied by the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra

La Traviata

La Traviata at Festival Pucciniano. The Novaya Opera of Moscow, accompanied by the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra will perform at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in November 2020

 

One of the star performances of the recent Fondazione Festival Pucciniano in Torre del Largo, Italy - The Novaya Opera of Moscow, accompanied by the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, are proud to present La Traviata - one of Verdi’s greatest masterpieces and a cornerstone of the operatic repertoire.

Joining the famous soloists and chorus of The Novaya Opera of Moscow is Irish favourite Claudia Boyle who will be performing the starring role of Violetta on Wednesday 25th, Friday 27th and Sunday 29th November 2020, a role she recently successfully performed in London with the English National Opera.

Claudia Boyle will be performing the starring role of Violetta on Wednesday 25th, Friday 27th and Sunday 29th November 2020
Claudia Boyle will be performing the starring role of Violetta on Wednesday 25th, Friday 27th and Sunday 29th November 2020

The recipient of the Opera Prize at the Hertogenbosch International Vocal Competition and both the First Prize and the Critics’ Prize at the Concorso Maria Callas Verona, Dublin-born Soprano Claudia Boyle is the perfect fit for the revered role. Her talents not only add credibility to the performance, but she is sure to touch audiences hearts too.

This unique production of La Traviata features spectacular settings by the renowned Italian designer Guiliano Spinelli, who has previously worked on productions such as Le Nozze di Figaro, National Centre for the Performing Arts, Beijing and La Rondine, Festival Pucciniano, Torre del Lago Teatro all'Aperto. 

Simon Walton, the MD of Ballet and Opera Ireland and the producer for this staging in Dublin, is enthused about the forthcoming performances.

“La Traviata, the most popular opera in the world, will not have been produced in Dublin for about six years. I was looking for something really special and a little different when I heard word of the overwhelming reception of La Traviata at the Festival Pucciniano in 2017," he says 

"Extensive enquiries revealed the fact that the performance was by the Novaya Opera of Moscow accompanied by their own orchestra and performed in the spectacular surroundings of a new set design by Guiliano Spinelli."

This stage set is unique, rotates to present different scenes, and is truly beautiful

"It transpired that the set itself is owned by a theatre in Lucca in Italy, The Theatre Azienda Teatro del Giglio. This theatre was contacted by phone and email and it was eventually agreed that I would visit Lucca in June 2019 to see the set and to arrange a contract to rent it for Dublin next November. This was finalised and arrangements are now in place to transport this amazing set to Dublin to be used across the 5 shows at Bord Gáis Energy Theatre and then to be returned to Lucca"."

This stage set is unique, rotates to present different scenes, and is truly beautiful – as will be seen by the audiences in Dublin.

"Fortunately for us, the performance at the Festival Pucciniano was produced specifically for us by the Novaya Opera of Moscow who will be coming to Dublin, this time accompanied by the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and starring Claudia Boyle on 3 nights of the run," adds Walton.

The original performance at the Festival Pucciniano is featured on the video below.

Festival Pucciniano was founded in 1930 and is one of the most prestigious events in its field attracting tens of thousands of people from all over the globe and sees some of the world’s top productions.

Ballet and Opera Ireland is the artistic division of International Leisure and Arts, with the company staging over seventy-five percent of all the international Ballet productions that have visited Ireland over the last twenty five years. The opening of the Bord Gais Energy Theatre in 2010 presented the opportunity to stage world-class opera productions also, a move that has seen them bring prestigious productions such as Tosca from The Mikhailovsky Opera of St Petersburg starring Irish Soprano Celine Byrne accompanied by The

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra to Ireland - a show that was greeted with much acclaim and standing ovations from the audiences and attended by the Irish President Michael D. Higgins and his wife Sabena. Some of their most recent ballet productions include the International Premier of Tchaikovsky Perm State Ballet’s new Swan Lake in November 2018, which was a sell-out success. With La Traviata they continue their aim of  bringing ballet and opera of the highest standards with the most exciting and beautiful productions to Ireland.

La Traviata performed at Festival Pucciniano
La Traviata performed at Festival Pucciniano
The most performed opera in the world with many well-known arias and choruses, Verdi’s sublime music will be performed live by the by the sensational RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra

La Traviata (‘The Fallen Woman’) takes place in Paris around 1850 and is the tragic story of a well-known beauty and courtesan, Violetta. After a full life of parties and many lovers, she eventually finds true love. Unfortunately by this time she has contracted consumption (TB) and is slowly becoming weaker and more ill. Her new love, Alfredo, is devoted to her and they enjoy a blissful life together for a short while until encountering many obstacles to their relationship and she eventually dies of her illness. 

Accompanied by the magnificent RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, The Novaya Opera of Moscow's performances of  La Traviata in the luxurious surroundings of the Bord Gais Energy Theatre in November 2020 is not to be missed. Audiences can expect a wonderful evening of opera and a truly inspiring experience. 

One of the most popular and best loved operas of all time, La Traviata will be performed at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre for 5 performances only from 25 November until 29 November 2020. The most performed opera in the world with many well-known arias and choruses, Verdi’s sublime music will be performed live by the by the sensational RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra. Tickets from 35 euro (additional charges may apply) on sale now from Ticketmaster Outlets Nationwide and online at www.ticketmaster.ie. Claudia Boyle will be singing on Wednesday 25th, Friday 27th and Sunday 29th November 2020.


See www.balletandoperaireland.com for further information.