La Traviata 2nd cycle
a 2nd chance this year to see Robert Carsen's version

24.10.2019 - 03.11.2019

Venice, Italy, Europe

First performed here in 1853, Piave and Verdi wanted to follow Dumas in giving the opera a contemporary setting, but the authorities at La Fenice insisted that it be set in the past, i.e. “circa 1700". It was not until the 1880s that the composer and librettist’s original wishes were carried out and "realistic" productions were staged. Robert Carsen will guarantee not only realistic, but deeply insightful storytelling! Oct 24, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30, 31 Nov.2, 3. At La Fenice.