"La traviata" design goes to Kaunas

Today the set and costume designs for an upcoming staging of G.Verdi's "La traviata" are transferred to Kaunas State Music Theatre, Lithuania. Based on these drawings both the set and costumes are made in the workshops of the theatre.

The design of the opera is based on the concept of downfall and decay. The sharp angles and brilliant surfaces of the set design form an urban background for the sinister costumes. 


Premieré of "La traviata" will take place on May 5th, 2017 at Vanemuine Theatre, Tartu. The stage director of the production is Anu Lamp, musical director Erki Pehk, set and costume designer Madis Nurms, choreographer Ingmar Jõela, lighting designer Margus Vaigur and video designer Janek Karakatš.


Verdi originally wanted to follow Dumas in giving the opera a contemporary setting, but the censors of the time insisted that it be set in the past. It was not until the 1880s that the composer's original wishes were carried out and up-to-date productions were staged. In that spirit, the 2017 production of "La traviata" also has a modern feel to it. 


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