Muscat: The Royal Opera House Muscat will present Verdi’s classical opera La Traviata to launch the new season. 2022 – 2023 has been generously curated resulting in a packed programme of musical performances spanning an impressive range of genres.
The new season from the Royal Opera House Muscat is designed to offer audiences a varied and world class programme to enjoy until the end of May 2023.
ROHM’s production of La Traviata returns to the opera house following the world premiere in 2019.
A critically acclaimed production, directed by Marta Domingo, the setting is WWII in Italy, amidst the uncertainty of the future. For this performance Plácido Domingo will star as Germont for opening night, with internationally acclaimed singers Nino Machaidze as Violetta and Vittorio Grigolo as Alfredo, while Giampaolo Bisanti conducts the Orchestra and Chorus of Teatro Carlo di Genova.
Domingo will conduct the second and third performanceswith an all-new cast. The performance is enriched with choreography from Compañía Antonio Gades.
Verdi’s three act opera tells the story of a courtesan, Violetta, who has captured the heart of a young admirer, Alfredo. True love blossoms and they leave behind the social whirl to begin a new quiet life together. Penury and twisting fate separates them temporarily, leaving Violetta vulnerable to the emotional blackmail of Alfredo’s father who wants his son to marry someone of his own social status. The tragedy slowly unfolds with bittersweet heartache to a final beautiful scene of reconciliation.