VALENTINO FOR THE TEATRO DELL'OPERA DI ROMA: AN EXCEPTIONAL EDITION OF LA TRAVIATA
The Teatro dell’Opera di Roma brings to the stage a new Traviata, created by Valentino Garavani and Giancarlo Giammetti and directed by Sofia Coppola premiering in Rome on May 24th 2016.
Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli, Creative Directors of the Maison Valentino, will create the costumes for Flora and for the Chorus, in collaboration with the Teatro dell’Opera costume workshop.
Sofia Coppola, a prominent figure in the American film industry - in her debut as lyrical opera director - was chosen to join this production due to her apparent musical and distinctive sensitivity present in her film "Marie Antoinette".
The scenes of this new Traviata also take inspiration from the film industry world, endorsed by British production designer Nathan Crowley, whose previous work includes Batman Begins and The Dark Knight amongst many others.
The musical compositions will be entrusted to maestro Jader Bignamini, associate director of the Verdi Orchestra in Milan.
Among the leading voices Francesca Dotto and Maria Grazia Schiavo, alternating in the role of Violetta, together with Antonio Poli and Arturo Chacón-Cruz, taking on the role of Alfredo. Tickets for La Traviata will be available at the box office of the Teatro dell'Opera and on www.operaroma.it.
The show will be run for fifteen performances, from May 24th until June 30th, 2016.