Judging by its new opera and ballet productions Teatro dell'Opera di Roma has turned the covid-19 lockdown into a wonderfully creative opportunity.
First came its summer opera Rigoletto at Circo Massimo, then ll Barbiere di Siviglia staged as a film in the opera theatre. In January it was I Puritani in concert form.
On 9 April, at 21.20, the opera theatre's new production of La Traviata, again as a film using the opera theatre's spaces, will be screened on Italian television.
In cooperation with RAI Cultura and RAI 3, Daniele Gatti conducts the theatre's orchestra, with Mario Martone as director.
Gatti and Martone were the team responsible for the success of Il Barbiere which opened the season in December.
The key cast of this unusual production of La Traviata is led by Lisette Oropesa, with the Albanian tenor Saimir Pirgu and Roberto Frontali baritone.
Costumes are designed by Anna Biagiotti and photography by Pasquale Mari.
On 11 April the Teatro dell'Opera will stream its 2012 ballet production Concerto in Oro choreography by Alessandro Bigonzetti to music by Schubert.
For full details see Teatro dell'Opera di Roma website. Photo Fabrizio Sansoni - TOR.
Il film-opera ‘La traviata’, in collaborazione con @RaiCultura, in onda il 9 aprile alle 21.20 su @RaiTre. Dirige il maestro #DanieleGatti, regia e scene di #MarioMartone. Protagonisti @Lisette_Oropesa @SaimirPirgu e #RobertoFrontali.#operaroma #TORtraviata #laculturaonline pic.twitter.com/8GzBWVmebs— Opera di Roma (@OperaRoma) April 7, 2021