Met Opera Season 2018 – 2019
By Giuseppe Verdi
Captured live on stage in New York and screened at Riverside, new Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin launches his tenure by conducting Verdi’s timeless tragedy.
Worldly courtesan Violetta, sung by soprano Diana Damrau, has grown tired of her dissolute life. When the pure-hearted Alfredo, tenor Juan Diego Flórez, declares his love for her, she leaves everything behind to live with him. But his family’s reputation is ruined by his association with her, and Violetta is torn between her feelings for Alfredo and her desire to protect him from scandal. Urged by the young man’s father, she tears herself away and returns to her old life. Alfredo, not knowing the real reason for her apparent betrayal, is heartbroken—and bent on revenge.
Directed by Michael Mayer, this new production features a dazzling 18th Century setting that changes with the seasons.
Classification: E – Exempt from Classification
Distributor: Sharmill Films
Dates & Times:
Thursday 14 March 2019 at 10:30am
Sunday 17 March 2019 at 1pm
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Conductor: Yannick Nézet-Séguin Production: Michael Mayer Set Designer: Christine Jones Costume Designer: Susan Hilferty Lighting Designer: Kevin Adams Cast: Diana Damrau – Violetta Valéry Juan Diego Flórez – Alfredo Germont Quinn Kelsey – Giorgio Germont