"Marvelous musicality … Striking visual elements." (Wall Street Journal)
La Traviata’s sumptuous melodies and timeless depiction of doomed love have made the work a favorite of generations of operagoers. Any new Met production of Verdi’s beloved tragedy would be noteworthy, but Michael Mayer’s dazzling staging was doubly significant as it marked Yannick Nézet-Séguin’s first performances as the Met’s Music Director. On the podium, he leads a starry ensemble. As Violetta, the consumptive heroine fighting to find true happiness, soprano Diana Damrau delivers yet another compelling portrayal on the Met stage. Tenor Juan Diego Flórez sings his first Verdi role with the company, as Violetta’s ardent yet impetuous lover, Alfredo, and baritone Quinn Kelsey rounds out the principal cast as Giorgio Germont, Alfredo’s implacable father.