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2013-11-30, Deutsche Oper Berlin, La Traviata

La Traviata

Composer : Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto : Piave after Dumas fils
Venue and Dates : Deutsche Oper Berlin
30 November 2013
Conductor : Gérard Korsten
Production : Götz Friedrich
Staging: Frank Philipp Schlößmann
Costumes: Klaus Bruns
Performers :

Violetta Valéry : Ailin Pérez
Alfredo Germont : Stephen Costello
Giorgio Germont : Simon Keenlyside
Flora Bervoix:   Christina Sidak
Annina:  Alexandra Hutton
Gaston:    Gideon Poppe
Baron Douphol:    Stephen Bronk
Marquis D’Obigny:   Andrew Harris
Doktor Grenvil:  Ben Wager
Giuseppe:   Matthew Newlin
Ein Bote    Stephen Barchi
Ein Diener bei Flora:    Holger Gerberding

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Jane December 4, 2013 at 8:17 am

Thanks very much for this Kang!

Kang December 3, 2013 at 6:48 pm

I saw both of Simon’s performances in Berlin, Macbeth and La Traviata. Though the were ignored by the critics, – understandable for there were revivals and had been performed already by other casts in this season – accepted well by the audience. It was amazing to hear how Simon sounded quite diffently in the two varied roles. He seems to be on the road to find the right color for each role as he always says. The Macbeth was a wonderful production(a positive example for the so called Regietheater) and it was a joy to see him in it. He was especially good in the fouth act, I think better than in the ROH production, but as I know the ROH version only by the theatre and DVD I could be wrong. 🙂 During the Traviata he seemd not fully recovered from the illness(he coughed a couple of times) but it didn’t damage the quality of the performance. In the second act he appeared with Alfredo’s sister and I wonder if he suggested it because I had not seen her in the former Traviata of Deutsche Oper. 😀 I hope he’s doing well now and wish to see him more often in Berlin, perhaps in a better weather. There were a lot of cancellations in Deutsche Oper in these days, for the singers were infected in the horrible november weather. 🙁

You can find the full list of the Traviata casts here: http://www.deutscheoperberlin.de/de_DE/calendar/la-traviata.11384337#
I uploaded some curtain call photos on tumblr page: http://topfhoch.tumblr.com/post/68684626967/la-traviata-berlin-2013-macbeth

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