Sets: Miloň Kališ
Costumes: Jan Růžička
Chorus master: Pavel Vaněk
Choreography: Jaroslava Leufenová
Czech National Opera Orchestra
Czech National Opera Chorus
Czech National Opera Ballet
Premiere: February 21, 1998
The operatic story loosely based on Dumas’s novel La Dame aux Camélias about the sick courtesan Violetta and her vain desire to extricate herself from the conventions of society has been tugging at audiences’ heartstrings for more than 150 years. Verdi’s moving music romantically idealises Violetta’s ill-fated love for Alfredo and addresses the spectator not only with its theatrical eff ectiveness but also, and primarily, profound and emotive lyrics.
The opera is staged in Italian original version and Czech and English surtitles are used in the performance.
Photo: Hana Smejkalová
Duration of the performance: 2 hours and 40 minutes, 2 intermissions