Is it possible to bring together the three titles which define the “popular Verdi trilogy” with a common thread that unites them, and a single directing and dramaturgical style? Francesco Micheli, the maestro Fabio Luisi, and the Maggio believe so, convinced that the “trilogy” presents Giuseppe Verdi as one of the nation’s fathers. “That thread that unites, passes and weaves the plots, taking on the colours of our flag, leads the “trilogy” to become a polyptych of intense colours, which tells us what we are, that which we should be, or rather that which we want to be. Traviata is the white, as it is also the colour of the camellia, but above all because Violetta desires a purity and status that the audience readily attributes to her, more than to other characters. (Francesco Micheli, director)
Opera in three acts
Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, from the drama La dame aux camélias by Alexandre Dumas jr.
Music by Giuseppe Verdi
First performance: March 6, marzo 1853 at Teatro La Fenice di Venezia