|La Traviata Synopsis|
|La Traviata Libretto|
|Violetta Valéry / Alfredo Germont|
|Soprano / Tenor|
|Previous scene:||Che fai?..nulla|
|Next scene:||Ah! vive sol quel coro|
La traviata | 16 March – 13 April 2018 | London Coliseum |
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Violetta surrenders her place in society to pursue a dream of love. But the visit of a stranger threatens to destroy everything.
In his debut production as ENO Artistic Director, Daniel Kramer directs a production which contrasts spectacular party scenes with tender, intimate moments. Verdi’s masterpiece features one of the most iconic, romantic and tragic scores of all time.
Singing Violetta is outstanding young soprano Claudia Boyle. She is joined by rising tenor Lukhanyo Moyake as Alfredo, in his UK debut. Performing the role of Giorgio Germont is Alan Opie who celebrates 50 years since he first sang with ENO. Conductor Leo McFall makes his ENO debut in a production that showcases the award-winning ENO Chorus and Orchestra.
See La traviata at the London Coliseum from 16 March – 13 April 2018.
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nascondendo la lettera
a chi scrivevi?
Dammi quel foglio.
No, per ora
Mi perdona son io preoccupato.
Giunse mio padre
Ah no: severo scritto mi lasciava
Però l'attendo, t'amerà in vederti.
Ch'ei qui non mi sorprenda
Lascia che m'allontani... tu lo calma
mal frenato il pianto
Ai piedi suoi mi getterò divisi
Ei più non ne vorrà sarem felici
Perché tu m'ami, Alfredo, non è vero?
Di lagrime avea d'uopo or son tranquilla
Lo vedi? ti sorrido
Sarò là, tra quei fior presso a te sempre.
Amami, Alfredo, quant'io t'amo Addio.
Corre in giardino
Ah, vive sol quel core all'amor mio!
Siede, prende a caso un libro, legge alquanto, quindi si alza guarda l'ora sull'orologio sovrapposto al camino
È tardi: ed oggi forse
Più non verrà mio padre.
La signora è partita
L'attendeva un calesse, e sulla via
Già corre di Parigi. Annina pure
Prima di lei spariva.
Il so, ti calma.
(Che vuol dir ciò?)
Va forse d'ogni avere
Ad affrettar la perdita. Ma Annina
Si vede il padre attraversare in lontananza il giardino
Qualcuno è nel giardino!
Chi è là?
Il signor Germont?
Da un cocchio, per voi, di qua non lunge,
Mi diede questo scritto
Dà una lettera ad Alfredo, ne riceve qualche moneta e parte
Di Violetta! Perché son io commosso!
A raggiungerla forse ella m'invita
o tremo! Oh ciel! Coraggio!
Apre e legge
"Alfredo, al giungervi di questo foglio"
come fulminato grida
Volgendosi si trova a fronte del padre, nelle cui braccia si abbandona esclamando:
Oh, quanto soffri! tergi, ah, tergi il pianto
Ritorna di tuo padre orgoglio e vanto
Disperato, siede presso il tavolino col volto tra le mani
What are you doing?
hiding the letter
You were writing?
Yes ... no ...
Why are you so confused?
Who were you writing to?
Give me the letter.
I'm sorry, there's something worrying me.
What is it?
My father's arrived ...
Have you seen him?
But he left me an angry letter.
I shall wait for him.
He'll love you when he sees you.
in great agitation
Don't let him find me here ...
Let me go ...
You can calm him down ...
near to tears
I'll throw myself at his feet,
He won't want to part us any more.
We shall be happy,
Because you love me, Alfredo,
So very much, but why are you crying?
I felt like crying
But I'm better now.
You see ... I'm smiling ... you see?
I'm all right now ...
I shall be there amongst the flowers,
Always near to you.
Love me, Alfredo,
Love me as I love you! Farewell!
She runs out into the garden.
Her love for me
Is her whole life!
He sits down and picks up a book, reads for a mo ment, then gets up and looks at the clock above the fireplace.
It's late, perhaps my father
Won't come back today.
Madame has gone,
There was a carriage waiting,
It's on its way to Paris now.
Annina went on ahead.
I know, don't agitate yourself.
What does it mean?
He goes out.
I expect she's gone to hurry up the sale
Of her things,
But Annina will stop her.
His father is seen in the distance, crossing the garden.
There's someone in the garden?
Who is it?
He turns to go out.
at the door
A lady in a carriage,
A little way from here,
Gave me this note for you.
He gives Alfredo a letter, receives a tip and goes out.
From Violetta! Why am I so disturbed?
Perhaps she suggests my joining her?
I'm afraid! Oh, heaven! Give me courage!
He opens the letter and reads.
“Alfredo, when you get this note …”
He cries out.
He finds himself in his father's arms.
I know how much you suffer!
But don't give way to tears,
Rather become your father's
Pride and joy again.
Alfredo, in despair, sits down near the table with his face in his hands.