The story of a courtesan Violetta, who for the very first time in her life finds a true love, gets rejected and is also terminally ill, has been moving the opera audiences for over a century and a half.
The latest production of Traviata in Szczecin takes the audience into the world of modern extravagance, where just like in a mirror the desperate emotional emptiness of contemporary people is reflected. Following in the footsteps of such films as The Devil wears Prada or Prêt-à-Porter of Altman, Znaniecki builds Violetta's surroundings like a grand fashion show of Vogue, where emotions are less important than the latest trends and business relationships. In the abundant interiors of a Parisian hotel, surrounded by parties and red carpets, spectacular "haute couture" costumes, Violetta will show one more time her contemporary face and will become the symbol of criticism of present-day relationships.
"The extravagance and splendour of the show, combined with original stage solutions have emphasised the capabilities of one the most modern music theatres in Europe nowadays."
"Znaniecki blurs the boundaries between the presented world and viewers when the colourful procession of participants of the show invades the auditorium to organise a photo shoot, a true selfie orgy."
Projekt plakatu: Maciej Mizgalski
Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
Opera in three acts
Libretto: Francesco Maria Piave
The original Italian language version with Polish subtitles
The world premiere: March 6, 1853, Teatro La Fenice in Venice
The Polish premiere: April 27, 1856, Teatr Wielki in Warsaw
The premiere: March 18, 2016, the Opera at the Castle in Szczecin
|Music director||Vladimir Kiradjiev|
|Costume design||Joanna Medyńska|
|Choreography and stage movement||Elżbieta Szlufik-Pańtak|
|Light direction||Bogumił Palewicz|
|Choir preparation||Małgorzata Bornowska|
|Assistant Director||Grzegorz Pańtak|
|Gaston de Letorieres|
|Orchestra, choir and ballet of the Opera at the Castle|
|Stage management||Maria Malinowska-Przybyłowicz|