The performance “La Traviata”, directed by the appreciated UK-based artist Paul Curran, with a set design conceived by Gary McCann, returns to the stage of the National Opera of Bucharest on January 15, 16, 29 and 30, starting at 7 PM, after having been presented by the Philadelphia Opera House in the United States of America in five subsequent performances, enjoying the appreciation of the audience and of critics.
This production of the National Opera of Bucharest had had its world premiere at the end of October 2014, over 16 years since the first performance of the previous version of this title in Bucharest, becoming one of the most beloved performances of the institution.
Director Paul Curran declared about the opera that, over 160 years since its world premiere, continues to be the most frequently performed opera in the world: “I think Verdi has composed a very modern opera. He composed an opera based on a highly popular story which was to an equal extent dangerous. And the drama is one we all can relate to – the one of a dishonoured woman. (…) This makes it all the more interesting for me as each of us may find within themselves something that resonates with this part of the story of “La Traviata”.
Paul Curran, one of the most valuable directors of his generation, has collaborated, throughout his career, with theatres such as Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London, Metropolitan Opera in New York, Teatro alla Scala in Milan, the Chicago Opera House, the Flemish Opera in Antwerp, Teatro Comunale in Florence, Teatro „Giuseppe Verdi” in Trieste, the Opera in Stuttgart and many more opera houses in the world. The production of “La Traviata” in Bucharest is the first time this reputed director presents this opera on stage.
Tickets may be purchased at the National Opera House box office in Bucharest, opened daily during 9 AM – 1 PM and 3 PM – 7 PM, or online, from the website tickets.operanb.ro