The basis of the opera "La Traviata," which put the Mikhailovsky Theatre, is based on the famous book by Alexandre Dumas' La Dame aux Camelias. " His main character writer considered in the famous Parisian courtesan Marie Duplessis, who won the society and many admirers not carnal art, and for his wit and beauty. In her admirers including the famous writer Alexandre Dumas fils, who after the death of Marie of tuberculosis, made it known throughout the world not a courtesan, and the lady of the Camellias. Admirers Dumas Jr. argued that relationship Marguerite Gautier and Armand Duval in the novel have appeared thanks to the feelings of the author Marie Duplessis.
In 1848, the novel was a theatrical life, and once - gained rapid success. After seeing the play, the story was inspired by composer Verdi, who soon wrote an opera called "La Traviata", which literally translated from Italian - "fallen." The opera tells the story of the life of a courtesan, her love, illness and death permeated the depth and strength of her feelings, the beauty reveals even where it has no place ...
Seeing the opera - which had also a big hit, Dumas stated that his popularity "Lady of the Camellias" fade away with time, whereas Verdi - made her immortal.
Among all the treatments of this opera work of the Mikhailovsky Theatre is different dignity, sophistication and elegance.
Libretto: Francesco Piave based on the drama of Alexander Dumas' La Dame aux Camelias "
Directed by: Stanislav Gaudasinskaya.
Premiere: 24 February 1995
Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes with one intermission